Monday, May 4, 2009

Topsy Turvy Friendship

“All that the Law says can be summed up in the command to love others as much as you love yourself.” – Galatians 5:14

When Jesus was a young man, He had many friends and followers, but he also talked to and ate dinner with people who weren’t very well thought of by others. Jesus didn’t care if people were rich or poor. He didn’t care if they had on the best clothes or wore their hair in a certain way. He loved everyone.

Did you know that God loves and accepts you as you are? It might seem like we should try to be really good and do everything right before God would love us. But the God of the universe wants to have a relationship with YOU!

Have you accepted God’s Son, Jesus Christ, as your Savior? As a Christian, you’ll want to love people just like Christ did. The apostle John wrote, “And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us” (1 John 3:23).

Do you turn your nose up at kids who don’t have the ‘right’ clothes or look like you? As Christians, let’s not turn people away, but treat everyone with as much love as we can. Let’s love like Jesus did – even if it does seem topsy-turvy!

Topsy Turvy Time Tip: With your parent’s permission, find someone you don’t normally talk to and find out more about them. Look for opportunities to share about your faith in Jesus. You might end up with a new friend!

Life without Christ is topsy turvy! ™

Thank you to Jill for publishing these devotionals on Click HERE!

No comments: