2017.... The time when social media is everywhere -
I sometimes wonder what my life was like before I joined the social media world. What did I do?
I actually enjoy social media - enjoy reading about the lives of others. I like keeping up with family and friends. It also affords me the opportunity to either show judgement or show grace. It offers all of us the opportunity to show that same judgement or grace.
It is a tough spot. I understand the value of standing for what we believe to be true from the Bible. And I also understand the role of love.
686 Bible verses contain the word love (Bible Gateway NIV)
Can we Model Grace by simply loving?
Son One has taught me a great deal about showing love. And watching his family live life shows me about grace and love every day.
I wonder how we best model grace.
I think we can easily begin with John 3.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.
So - if He did not come to condemn - why in the world would I want to condemn?
Grace - model it - live it - Just love others. Even those that you just cannot find common ground with - just love them. God will help you find a way.
Be the example of His Love.