Friday, April 5, 2013

Romans 13:10 “Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.”

Today feels like a day of foundations.  We are at the end of our spring break week, getting ready to settle back into a school routine.  The kids and I will join some friends and visit a conservation center that depicts living in the plains in the 1800’s.  I woke up with the words “in Christ alone” running through my head over and over again.  Now I am led to this verse in Romans.  All of these things seem to point to a bottom line, to my roots; the foundations.  There are many places in the bible where we are told to love God and love our neighbor.  We are told that if we love like this, the law is not abolished but completed.  How can we love like this?  In our human eyes, we see differences and separateness.  We see aversions and dislikes.  In Christ alone, we are able to see our neighbors in love.  In Christ alone, we are able to come to the God of all and love as He taught us to love.  Let us break down barriers and simply reach out in love.  Search for the deep love of God in your heart and soul then let that love reach out to others. 

Thank you for teaching us how to love and how to live.  Fill us up with your love and grace and guide us out into this world today to spread these precious gifts to those around us.  Let us each be a beacon of light and lover of souls.  In this way, we fulfill your law and further your kingdom.  Amen.