Today when I got home from church I was met at the door by our 9 yr old Maltese dog named Bravo. He was so excited I was home, he did a quick lap around the inside of the house and then came flying back tail wagging. I felt highly appreciated. I love my dog. No wonder.
What if we Christians loved non believers like that? First I think churches would soon be busting at the seems. Who can argue against that kind of unconditional love?
It's very compelling.
So many times Christian are known for what they are against. I believe we should certainly stand against evil and work to protect the vulnerable and the innocent.
But I believe many more hearts will receive Christ by experiencing unconditional love from a follower of Jesus. So learn to be winsome. Learn to how to celebrate others. Be known as one who really cares. Be known for what you are for. For God so loved the world........
1 Thessalonians 3:12
12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
I challenge you this Christmas season,
wag more......bark less.