As you read these words ‘faith and love’ what is the first thought that comes to your mind? Well, there are several things; it could be part of a wedding ceremony, or perhaps an anniversary, or a commitment of faith to Christ and His church! There is no doubt it could be any of the above, but there is less doubt it fits better in the last one listed above. The goal is there but the power to bring it about comes from within you and me, and even more so, the whole world of all Christian believers!
“But Timothy has just now come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your Faith and Love.” (1 Thes. 3:6). Now tell me, can you think of any better expression of a faithful commitment made between a believer and another believing friend to be found in the church community this day. This is exactly what I am thinking about, and what I would love to see in a nourishing and growing community of faith. And to lift it even higher, in the greater community of our country, and even higher, found in our whole world! I believe this is our calling as faithful followers of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. You and I and the whole world of believers have the Call of Christ to more than say it, but to live it so the all may see it and experience it. And the ‘it’ is, to daily live our faith and love with everyone we meet along life’s journey. Every morning when we awake say, ‘thank You Lord for Your love, may I share Your love wherever I go.’
Heavenly father, thank You for all that You have blest us with; Your undying love, Your forgiving love, and Your greatest expression of love, Jesus our Lord and Loving Savior. May we do more than just know it, may we share it, as we live in His Love throughout our life. Amen.