A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” - John 13:34-35
After reading my Dear Elisabets blog (read it HERE) it dawned on me that I have thought a lot less about the Orlando tragedy than others that have happened in recent months.. She phrases that she feels a sort of detachment and I have the same feeling.
I do not feel that the lives that were loss were of less value than of others tragedies.. I just feel like my mind can't cope very well with more tragedy, with more sorrow.. Like my heart in brief moments hardens as a coping mechanism.
A part of me just longs for this perfect world that God has created for us.. This beautiful place our Father has for his children.. A place so wonderful that our minds cant even imagen what awaits us..
But a big part of me is still so very earthbound.. I have my beautiful baby girl here and my husband.
So I still very much want to be part of this world that holds these things I hold so dear.. But there is so much hurt. So much suffering that my heart breaks just by looking at Facebook, Instagram and other media platforms. Someday I can't even watch the news. I feel like sometimes there is so much evil and horror in the world that I can not take it.. I just turn it of and listen to worship music until I feel peace in my heart. Today I looked at my baby girl and thought about her future siblings, hoping that they will be long life friends, and then.... I thought about how much God must hurt. He daily, hourly sees his beloved children, kill, torture and hurt each other. Our father just want his children to love each other as he loves them, yet we fight over small and big things.. Like children. Suddenly my heart ache over this days horror seems smaller. This still makes me sad, but it also makes me want to love my brother and sister even more, because this is what my father wants. This is what he wishes for all his children.
So even when the world seems so ever dark and each day brings more bleak headlines, I want to focus on love! Each day is another chance to bring a brother or sister to Christ, to show the love of God in a sea of human hatred. We should cherish these chances whilst we wait for the day he calls his children home. Let us not let this world harden our hearts, but let our fathers love make them overflow.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. - Matthew 22:37-39
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. - Romans 12:10
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