Food for the Soul ~ Matthew 5:43-45

Happy Sunday and Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you're able to spend today with those you love most. When looking for a verse about 'love' to share with y'all today, I came across this one from Matthew 5:43-45, 

"You have heard it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your father who is in heaven. For He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust."

This verse really resonated with me, on both a deeply personal level, as well as on a national level. Loving those who agree with us is relatively easy. Loving those who harbor anger towards us and those who despise everything we stand for are other matters all together. In fact, it is impossible... without God. We know, however, that nothing is impossible so long as our hearts are aligned with His. 

When we know Him well and love Him wholeheartedly, He gives us the ability to love others... even those we may not agree with. On this day of LOVE,  I hope you know how very much you are loved by the Creator of this beautiful sunset, the Author of our faith, the Lord of Heaven and earth. You are precious to Him and He adores you!

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1 comment:

  1. So true Nici! Left to our own devices, we wouldn't be very lovely or loving people... it is only by the grace of God...


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