“I would believe in their salvation if they looked more like people who have been saved.” [German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche ~ about Christians of his day]
Oh Beloved! Do we look like people who have been given a gift beyond any other gift – the gift of eternal life with our God?
When people look upon us – what do they see? Do they see JOY, PEACE, and LOVE…or do they see sadness, worry, and a countenance full of judgement?
When people overhear us – what do they hear? Do they hear words of LIFE, ENCOURAGEMENT, and LOVE…or do they hear words that tear down and criticize?
May we be a people who cause those around us to be drawn to the Love of God! May we truly be a people that SHINE with the Light of Christ in word and in deed!!
“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” (Colossians 3:12-15 NASB)