Friday, May 8, 2009
I just spent the last week studying 1 John 4:7-10 for our Bible study. I have spent the week pondering how to love everyone unconditionally, even the unlovely, as one girl in my group put it. But, she didn't stop there. She questions herself to see who she is unlovely to. I never thought of that. I have been so busy taking the high road (read: self-righteous road) that I never stopped to consider that someone might have trouble loving me. And yes, I know how that sounds. Another girl commented that she wonders why anyone would want to love her. She feels unlovely all the time. Neither of our attitudes is better than the other. Both point to a warped sense of self, but both can be rectified in God's word. Both of us need to remember that we are fearfully and wonderfully made by God, knit together by His Hand. And, both of us need to remember that we all fall short of the glory of God and are in equal need of a Savior. Isn't it cool how the answer to both problems can be found in the same scriptures? Living and active, baby, living and active.