John 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
When we think of the attributes that Jesus manifested to the world, the first one that comes to mind is love. It was love that caused Him to come down to earth to redeem sinful man. Love caused Him to weep at the grave of Lazarus; love caused Him to reach out to the sick, the lame, and the blind that He came in contact with. His whole life radiated love.
We meet up with many different people in this world; some are easy to love and others are not so easy. But as followers of Jesus, we are commanded to show love to all. In the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus showed us that everyone is our neighbour, and that we are to love them as we love ourselves. When the love of God fills our heart and becomes the most important thing in our lives, it will overflow to those we come in contact with, and they will see Jesus in us.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, fill our hearts with your love today, and let everyone we meet see that love, and know that it comes from you.
Devotion by Anne Johnston