”by Love the world will know that you are on the right track…”

10 01 2012

I was asked this very honest question the other day: ‘’How do I know that I believe in the ‘’right’’ religion and God, because there are so many different religions out there”? I could not answer right away and I pondered on his honest question and prayed that the Lord would reveal the answer to him personally.

The next day we went to a church that we were invited to go and visit. We were introduced to some of the people there and they almost ignored us when we were introduced to them. No one offered to shake hands or to even say hello!! I felt uncomfortable being there and very unwelcome. I wondered how a non-Christian would have thought if it was his first time in a Christian meeting?

As the pastor began preaching, I was reminded of the question that I was asked the evening before, “so who’s religion is right?” The words of Jesus echoed in my heart as I sat there, He answered my prayer from the previous evening with these words:

Joh 13:34-35 KJV  A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  (35)  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

How will people know that what we believe is true? What OUTWARD expression of our ”religion”, is visible proof of an INNER Life to a non-Christian? There may be many outward things, but foremost God is love. He does not only love, but He is Love. What a thought? So if the world us is confused about which religion to follow, they will be drawn to the love we have one for another, that’s how. If we cannot love each other, people will not be exposed to Love, Him in us. Loving each other is an outward evidence of an inner evidence! Loving each other ”proves”  that our ‘’religion’’ is real and true. I was shocked by this truth that He was revealing to me, and was reminded of the love of the brethren in Africa where I come from. They really revealed Christ in them to us by the way that they loved us. They loved us without wanting anything in return. They may not have memorized the bible off by heart, but they simply let Christ love us through them.

I pray that we Christians will let Love flow through them one to another. For it is He WHO flows out of them – The Lover Himself – Christ Jesus, the Hope of the nations!! The world needs to see Him in action……..


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