With every act of love,
we bring the kingdom come.
I heard that song lyric for the first time today, and God floored me as I was headed in to work.
For years, I have felt guilty or ‘less than’ for not being an evangelist, or walking up to random strangers and proclaiming Christ out loud.
This line….God used it to reveal to me that when I smile, and offer a glimpse of hope, His kingdom comes.
When I help a friend, coworker or stranger in need- His kingdom come.
When I sing and invite His Presence to invade whatever space I am on, His kingdom come.
When we use our gifts & talents for His glory, His kingdom come.
Why oh why do we complicate what Jesus clearly showed us?
Inviting children to come.
Feeding the hungry.
Freeing the captives.
Touching the untouchables.
Loving the unlovable.
Teaching the thirsty.
Meeting the needs.
God reminded me we can all be as Jesus was when we remember to love one another.
His love was the conduit for kingdom come.
His love was the key to releasing His power.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.
Its no accident that Mark recorded Jesus’ words about love.
We are marked by His love.
And that love is to be evident to those around us.
When we love one another with His heart, His kingdom come.
He is here.
You and I? We are an important part of God’s plan to bring His kingdom down to earth.
All we need is Love!