Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Love One Another

1 John 4:7-12
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

This was the message at our Monday morning devotional this week. Yes, we do devotionals at work, in the public school system.

Jeff Miller led the devotional. He talked about how we should show love to others even when they are not nice to us. I would have done well to remember that on Saturday. I let one inconsiderate person ruin most of my birthday.

On another note, one of the ladies I worked with asked Jeff where the bible talks about foot washing. She had gone to a wedding over the weekend where they incorporated foot washing into the ceremony. I thought it was very interesting that she didn't know that. She sits in our devotionals every Monday. It made me realize that some things we assume people know, they do not. Also, the importance of repeating the foundational stories of our faith. This conversation about foot washing went on for a few minutes. I was able to tell her about the time our very own alternative school students witnessed foot washing at Impact Ministries, involving one of their school board members (Ryan Christopher). The students were so impacted by that event from last year that they still talk about it. I remember Ken Page was worried about how to be or what to do when the kids came. Of course, he did what he always does, praise God and preach the word.  

1 comment:

  1. It's odd how people can be in a study or church and you think they are really knowledgeable about the scripture because they've been a Christian all their life and you realize that they know hardly anything about the Bible. The best thing for us was getting into the new believers class when it first started up. Honestly if I had known it was a new believers class I wouldn't have gone because I assumed I was an old believer. I sure didn't have any idea about all the stuff we learned though. Very informative. Jesus was such a servant. It's hard to imagine a better trait of his to duplicate. I've noticed that love (which I have a problem doing) comes much easier when you are serving than being served.