Have you noticed we are in a season of global unsettledness? Of course you have. Life as we have been accustomed to has been disrupted. How are we doing? Do we see this season as an opportunity to shine the light of God and His love to those around us?
1 John 4:11-12 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us.
Did you catch that last part? God’s love is perfected in us when we love those around us! So, how can we love the people around us better? In times of confusion, truth stands out as a shining light, and it also stands the test of time. So let us be careful to only speak words of truth and the hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ! And may we do good deeds that demonstrate the love of God that is in us!
1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.
Another way we can demonstrate to God that we love the people around us, is to pray for them. Isaiah 33:2-6 is a great prayer to pray over individuals and nations at this time.
Isaiah 33:2-6 O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You. Be their strength every morning, our salvation also in the time of distress. At the sound of the tumult peoples flee; at the lifting up of Yourself nations disperse. Your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; as locusts rushing about men rush about on it. The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. And He will be the stability of your times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is his treasure.