The Legacy Of Love
Will you continue the legacy? Before we answer that question, I want us to reflect on the Father’s Love. Ok, get your Bible out, read and meditate on the following scriptures (Matthew 17:5, John 3:35, John 5:20, 1 Corinthians 3:23). Wow, do you have the picture of perfect love captured in mind, now take it and store it in your heart. The love between the Father and the Son is unmatched. The Father loves His son and His son is very dear to Him. The Father reveals all things to the Son, and has placed all things in His hands, including you and me.
Knowing that such a plan was created and fully executed on our behalf, we can only begin to imagine the fullness of the Father’s love being lavished on us (1 John 3:16). We have been adopted and are now children of God (Ephesians 1:5, 1 John 3:1, Psalm 100:3). The love is so real. Can you feel it? Be encouraged as you remember that our Father, the creator of heaven and earth, really loves you.
Growing up, I had the privilege of being a granddaughter to one of the hardest working men I know. Grandfather, or Paw Paw as I called him, came to Saint Louis from the South, with only a shovel. By the time he passed away, he owned 2 small stores, a tavern, a landscaping company, and several rental homes. My memories of him revolve around him working and showing my dad, aunts and uncles the way. Also, as grandchildren, many of us got to work for Paw Paw. I remember vividly the joy he displayed in his toothless smile as he sat on the corner in front of businesses. To this very day I try to work hard in the spirit of my grandfather, continuing on His legacy.
As a believer, I often think about legacy. Not just for my family, but the legacy we get the privilege of carrying on as children of God. Our Heavenly Father’s love for us, is why He chose to enter into humanity through His son Jesus (Philippians 2: 6,7). It is in this Spirit of Love that I want to encourage you to walk (Ephesians 5:1-2). I know that in this Pandemic, things can be scary. Fear can blind us making us miss opportunities to allow God’s love to flow through us.
That’s why it’s imperative for us to understand the depths of God’s love for us; because answering His call is one of the most selfless and courageous acts. Right now, God is giving us divine opportunities to continue in His work. So, continue to receive God’s love and allow it to flow through you. Seal Hebrews 13:1-2 in your heart, let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.
Unfailing Love Christian Church
4068 Maffitt Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63113, USA