11/13/20 - Love First
Proverbs 15:1 ~ A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
I am going to share something with you, a little thing about me… I am a channel flipper! I cannot stand to listen to commercials on the radio! I want to hear music and I really dislike car commercials. So, what do I do… In the mornings/evenings on my way to and from work I have these handy dandy little buttons on my steering wheel that allow me to flip channels! In my channel flipping I came across a Christian radio station that was playing the song Revolutionary by Josh Wilson. Have you heard it? Really listened to the lyrics? I honestly can’t think of a more fitting song right now. Here is the Youtube link, have a listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6glQdaQUZ1U
Now, I know this is not the normal hymn or song that we sing in Church on Sunday. This is a make you think song. The opening lyrics are:
Maybe you're not like me
Maybe we don't agree
Maybe that doesn't mean
We gotta be enemies
Maybe we just get brave
Take a big leap of faith
Call a truce so me and you
Can find a better way….
It ends with “What would Jesus do?, He would love first, He would love first.” I know that right now we are going through some very difficult times as a country, some of us (myself included) have friends and family members with differing opinions. We need to remember that this too shall pass and we will get back to “normal”, whatever that may look like for us going forward. But, we do need to remember that we do love our family and friends and this has been a very hard year for everyone.
Please remind me when I want to speak out in anger to take a breath and speak with love and kindness. I do not know what that other person is going through or has gone through in this current tumultuous time. Amen.