Love One Another

love each other nadinewouldsay

If there is anything in scripture that I know to be true with zero hesitation, it is the call to love.

I am called to love God first. He is above all. I love God with everything that I am.

Second I am called to love everyone else who exists. This is not always easy, but it is the call. And I do not love without understanding love. I have the love of Christ in my, loving because He first loved me.

Noticers love everyone they meet. Not to gain attention or affection, glory or praise. They love because they recognize the work that Jesus accomplished by defeating the power of sin and death.

I notice people, loving them all, because I am loved fully by God.

I am able to accept others because I am fully accepted by God.

I can be gracious and kind, forgiving and generous because Christ is all of those things to me.

Noticers love each other.

For me, these words and thoughts come out of mediation on on 1 John 3:23:

And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us.

Are you a noticer? I hope so.

What's a verse you're meditating on?