Who are the the true Lovers of Christ? What do they have in common? What makes these Christians to be “on fire” for Jesus and super excited about spreading the Good News of the Gospel?
Oftentimes, these are the folks who have suffered great pain or losses, and have come to Christ broken, humbled and in great need of healing. Many of them found themselves desperately needing God to rescue them from very painful and messy situations.
Many of these precious brothers and sisters were addicted to drugs, while others fell into despair after losing a loved one, others were in prison, some were diagnosed with a terminal illness, while others were about to get divorced or engaged in a promiscuous or adulterous relationship; most of these people were at the end of their rope and found their hearts filled with either fear, anger, shame, grief, or un-forgiveness. Finally, the day came when these individuals could no longer bear their pain and they decided to cry out to God and ask for His help. Interestingly, these are often the people who are likely to become filled with love for Jesus and others. They are the ones who have surrendered their attempts to save themselves, and realized that there was nothing they could do to make them good enough to earn God’s love. It was at that low point in their lives that Jesus became real to them and they allowed themselves to be saved and receive His unconditional love. These people understand the amazing gift of God’s grace and forgiveness and they become passionate about sharing the love of Christ with others. In the Bible, in the book of Luke, chapter 7, verse 47, Jesus defends a woman who was being harshly judged while she was weeping and kissing His feet. Jesus said, “I tell you, her sins – and they are many – have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” There seems to be a direct connection between receiving Jesus’ love and forgiveness and being able to feel genuine compassion and love for others.
Only God knows the real motives inside each person’t heart. But one thing is for sure. People can surely sense if a professed Christian has been transformed by the love of Christ, because if they have, then the genuine desire to love and serve others will become evident in their lives. These transformed Christians do not love out of obligation nor to get approval from others; instead, they love simply because they have been loved first. These imperfect Christians have encountered the unconditional love and forgiveness of a merciful and perfect God.
This song is a wonderful remainder of how good God is and how much we are loved by Him!
Dear brother and sister… do not delay the gift of walking intimately with Jesus! He will heal every aspect of your life if you will let Him! Just invite Him into your heart and watch the power of His Grace and Forgiving Love to transform every area of your life!
There is NO greater love than the love of Jesus Christ!