Mow that lawn! It’s that time of year once more—the month designated for the celebration of love. People are getting ready to express their love on Valentine’s Day, and I’ve been wondering if the everyday acts of love we display to others aren’t just as significant. Then, I remembered a tale a friend in the United States told me.
The previous summer, she had hosted a Bible study at her home, and she mentioned to the group how disorderly her lawn had been recently. A few days later, out of the blue, a friend from Bible study offered to mow her grass.
Who would want to cut someone else’s yard on a Friday night? So she assumed she was joking.
But no, she mowed that lawn and showed us how practical love can get even in everyday life.
Like Pastor Boye preached on Sunday, love is our nature as children of God, so Valentine’s season or not, we must find practical ways to love.
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8 (ESV)
Spreading God’s love doesn’t have to be difficult.
Here are six of the many ways the Bible teaches us to love.
- Be a friend (Proverbs 17:17)
- Treat others like you want to be treated (Mathew 22:39b)
- Share burdens (Galatians 6 v 2)
- Sharpen others (Proverbs 27:17)
- Forgive others (Colossians 3:13)
- Humble yourself and consider others (John 15:13)
So mow that lawn, go on that errand, help out with that project, love practically every day.
Because you will be joining us today at 6p.m. (WAT) we are looking forward to fellowship.
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