I have a deep desire to serve. I love people so deeply and passionately. I have a love inside me that rushes against the walls of my heart in excitement to get out. A love from God for His people. A love in which God loves others through me. How do I express such a love? A deep, passionate emotion like none other.
I see individuals and love decides they are mine to love. A gentle girl, a lioness at heart, tugs at this love. A granny, her home on the streets, is a target of this love. Brothers are embraced by this love. My sister is pursued by this love. The church is fully captured by this love. Women of God are desired by this love. How does this love flow so sweet?
How do I express such a passion? I serve, speak and hug. I make food to fill the bellies of my brothers. I hug people and hug them again. I clean the floor, and do it in joy. I hold the children near and whisper in their ears. I see people’s hurt and long to remove it. I cry for their pain and ache in sorrow. How is it that I feel this emotion so deeply?
I am incapable of such a love. How is it that I am a vessel of this love? It is because I am a servant of God. The love is His, which flow through me. God is love, and He is in me. God loves me, so loving others is my response to this love.
Dear people I love, know it is not because I am anything great that I pour out this love. It is merely because I am a slave to Christ. So when I serve you, know it is His love. When I hug you, know it is His love. So let Him love you with the love I feel. Take a step back and let God’s love flow through me to you. For it is not my own which I give, it is the love of God that He gives.
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35
This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. John 15:12