When we are able to surrender ourselves to God and His plan and we follow Jesus as our Savior and Lord, we will grow and mature spiritually. We may believe we know a great deal about love and faithfulness and yet there is so much more God wants to show us. It will not be easy and we should take nothing for granted. Living in this world where sin and selfishness run wild, where temptations are lurking…we will never be perfect, so that is not a realistic goal and we are not to be the judge of others. In the Gospel of John 13:34-35, Jesus gives us a new command of love, He is speaking about it at a time when one of His close disciples in going off to betray Him. Love and faithfulness these are characteristics of the new creation God is making us to be. Seek the Lord and the life He has planned for you. Amen.
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”
(This photo was taken in October of 2014 at sunrise on the island of Maui, Hawaii)