Love Others

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. (Luke 23:34) 
Jesus cried out with compassion and mercy on those who were crucifying him. 
He had every right to want revenge or to see his persecutors suffer. 

But Jesus did not think of them as his enemies; he thought of them as God’s children. 
Remember, those trapped in hate and all it’s deceptions are just that…trapped. 

We were all born to share the gospel. 
We all came from God  – every one of us was intimately formed by God, out of love. (Psalm 139) 
Jesus charges us with loving our enemies. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. (Matt 5:44)
And, He has given us everything we need to be like Him. 
Father, may your love fill me. May I love others with your love, not my limited human love. May I be filled with a sense of tenderness towards all your sons and daughters. Amen. 

What I loved about this devotion is the fact that it’s so easy to be angry, to hold a grudge, to want revenge for being wronged but if we would take a step back for even just a moment and remember what God’s word asks us to do, we would live a much happier, peaceful and fulfilled life. If we would love others with His love we could change the world, it starts with you and I, we must be the change we wish to see in the world. As today’s devotion says, may His love fill you that you will be filled with a sense of tenderness towards all people. Lord, let them see You in me.
Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord!