6/27/13 Love One Another Deeply

Welcome to a new week and to the PoG Blog!  God speaks to us in all sorts of ways, including through his Holy Word.  Thank you for responding to God’s call by checking out today’s blog.  Pray God will open your head and heart to what He has to say to you. 1 Peter 1: 22 – 25

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For,

“All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”

And this is the word that was preached to you.

Missed being at Point of Grace last Sunday.  Was at Lake of the Ozarks visiting an old college friend.  During the course of the five days spent together it was obvious that God has blessed him in an amazing way: lakehouse, boat, jet-skis, etc.  As I was in worship with my wife while visiting them, tears repeatedly came to my eyes.  I kept thinking…my friend has everything, but he is missing the most important thing – a relationship with the God of the Universe, his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

As I read the scripture above, written by St. Peter, the words “love one another deeply, from the heart” ring in my head.  I truly love my friend, my college classmate, and I want him to know the Jesus I have come to know and love.  I am committed to reaching out to him, even from a distance, with the truth.

Who is God calling you to reach out to today, as you go about your daily routine?  May God grant us the faith and the desire to “always have an answer…”.