Feel Love in our Hearts

  This love does not only imply romance or a marriage relationship, but the love we have in our hearts.  1 John 4:7-8 says, "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God."  This is clear yet difficult for many of us to comprehend.

  I want to share an imaginary story about a blind woman who was desperate; with the loss of her sight she felt hopeless. She was always sad and depressed and sometimes felt she wanted her life to end.

  One day a good man came her way as she was crossing a road and nearly met with an accident.  The man managed to hold her when she stumbled.  She wondered who he was and thanked him for saving her life. The man asked her if she felt his hands holding her and she said she did.   After a short acquaintance they became friends and she told the man about her sadness.  The man told her that although she could not see she could feel - she could feel the unseen thing, the love of God in her heart.  This is something we can all have and experience if we trust in God's Holy Word.

  By nature we all are weak one way or another, but the Lord said to the apostle Paul, "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness" (2 Cor. 12:9).  Sometimes, brothers and sisters are judged by others for their wrongdoing, yet if they are repentant to God He forgives, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9);  "Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered" (Rom. 4:7);  "be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you" (Eph. 4:32).         

Sis. Liberty Mandap (Hong Kong)

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