Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Challenge to Love

“Because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for the saints” – Colossians 1:3

            What are you known for? Are you known for being really muscular or supper smart? Are you known for being the best gamer in Halo (for those that don’t know it’s a video game). Maybe you are known for an amazing talent to clean? In this chapter of Colossians, Paul is telling his audience that the Colossian church is known for their love of the saints. Imagine that, being known for love. The Colossian church had a letter written to them to describe their love; however, a few years later, that letter was put into a work that compiled with a bunch of other letters. It was still not finished though. After this, all those letters were put in a work that consisted of stories about Jesus. This work is the bible and it is still read about today. Their love for the saints is still remembered.
            Imagine being remembered for something like love. That is just so powerful. Jesus calls us to constantly love. I just wanted to challenge you this morning with loving someone. We all have people in our lives that are hard to love. I challenge you to do it. Love your family, friends, and enemies today. It is time to be remembered for something that is greater than games, school, or muscles. So go out there and start loving others.
“And the second (greatest commandment) is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” –Matthew 22:1