Precious thoughts to help us grow in Christ
I asked God, How do I love other people–people that I meet that I don’t even know?
I did not get an answer immediately, but in two or three days this thought just “popped” into my mind: “You’ve got to forgive them.”
“That’s how I loved you unconditionally. Forgive.” And with that our thought-conversation was over.
So, this person that I have never seen before crosses my path, and just like that, I am to forgive him. But how do I forgive someone I don’t even know? The answer is we are God’s priests and ambassadors. We intercede for them. We are in Christ’s stead now. We are His face and hands and mouth. “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we prayyouinChrist’sstead, be ye reconciled to God” (II Cor. 5: 20).
Be reconciled because…
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