Where is the Love?

11 02 2013


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John 21:15-17  struck me the most in this chapter of the book of John.  It made me realize that even Christ would seek His followers to love Him more, more than the things of this world. Unfortunately, the world is getting glittery and is becoming enticing to the eye. This made most of the Christians today uncomfortable and sadly waver in their Love and commitment to Christ. The Bible says that our God is a jealous God, and this is what Christ has shown to Peter when Peter decided to go back to his old job. Instead of focusing his efforts and his time in fishing souls for Christ. He decided to go back to fishing which was his previous job,career or profession.

It grieved Peter that Christ would ask him three times if he love Him more than his job, it pained him that Christ didn’t believe him the first time that he answered the question. If we ourselves would like to know and be sure that our wife or husband, boyfriend or girlfriend really love us. Christ feels the same way too, the moment we have committed our lives to Him, we have fully surrendered our hearts to him which means He control our lives. The moment we submit to His will, we will surely see the wondrous things that He has in store for use. Unfortunately most of the Christians today lack faith and would rather live for themselves, struggling and doing everything with their own strength and when they fail, they blame God.

Where is the Love indeed? Do we really love Christ? Does He have first place in our heart or the cares, pleasures and riches of this world has choked us and has evicted Christ’s place in our heart?

Christ has given us His assurance that the moment He became our savior that we will have eternal life, now what He needs from us is the assurance that we really love Him and are willing to forsake everything for His sake. Wouldn’t it be ironic if we claim that we love Him and yet it is difficult for us to give for His ministry, dedicate our lives and our time in winning soul and in serving Him?

Christ has been asking this same question that He asked Peter over and over again and we chose to just ignore that question most of the time. If our wife or husband needs our assurance of love and commitment, how much more the very Person who suffered for us on the cross of Calvary. Isn’t it just fitting to show our love to Him, indeed faith without works is dead, as well as it will be impossible for us to believe that our husband or wife loves us if we couldn’t see any effort or good deeds and fruits from us.

The questions keeps on lingering and should be answered truthfully and honestly..WHERE IS THE LOVE my son? WHERE IS THE LOVE? That is God’s question to each one of us today.

“And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.” Matthew 19:29

 

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11 02 2013
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19 02 2013
Mental…and Christ-like? – Believer's Brain

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