What do we as Christians actually represent?
Do we represent the image of Christ? Do we represent love? or Do we represent the total opposite?
Browsing through Facebook, I see many posts from my Christian family and many from others. A lot of these posts do not represent the child of God we are supposed to be. Today, I turned on a livestream of the ‘Pride’ festival that was happening downtown Nashville. Reading through the comments of all of the people, so-called Christians, that were bashing everyone that was downtown.
Me, I was one of them. Although I didn’t post anything, I was secretly glad that the storms had destroyed some of the tents. But, is that what the love of Christ should represent?
While watching the live commenting on the stream that was shared, I did not notice one person…NOT ONE… say, I am going to pray for them. I am going to pray that these people will get to know God soon. All I saw was people saying that they hope they ‘burn in hell’ because they were celebrating a sin. NOT ONE PERSON mentioned a thought to pray for them.
What do we as Christians represent? Based on social media, it doesn’t surprise me that people see a symbol of hatred among Godly people.
We are too busy trying to destroy everyone who sins instead of trying to show them Christ, bring them to Christ, love and help them get to know Christ. Christians have developed a less than great reputation and it is time that we try to change it. Whether we are speaking of the homosexuals at their pride parades, strippers at an adult club, or those that live their life in any other sin; we need to show them love by praying for them. They are still children of God that are brainwashed by the world. We can change that. We can help change them.
It is not always easy to love someone who lives a lifestyle like this but a Christlike love requires us to forgive those who are different. Our ability to love others comes from God (1 John 4:7). We can only give love when our hearts are full of God’s love.
1 John 4:7 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”
If we don’t love, we don’t know God.
God is good…