Why did they have to go and wreck it for the rest of us? They had everything going for them. Can you imagine not having a government run program where there were no taxes? Eve, what were you thinking? Oh, if you could have been a wee bit stronger. Then there was the benefit of not having to go to Wal-Mart. That is heaven. Just think, living in the country where all your food was provided for you. That’s awesome.
I can’t help but think of the lavishness of not having to have garments. No fashion statement to make. No name brands to pay high prices for just to advertise their logo on the piece of clothing. Not having to pay exorbitant prices for the “Jordan” basketball shoes. There would not be any competition from others as to whether or not my clothes were better than theirs. Not having to go to get kids clothes for school in August. Oh, Adam, if only…
Now, here’s the best part. We would be not only basking in the agape love of God, but we would be immersed in it between one another. That’s living! Serving and being served. Can you imagine a life style where others bothered you so much that they actually wanted to serve you? I mean think about it, people coming up to you all the time and asking if they can get you anything or do anything for you. You finding yourself picking the food for the neighbor next door and actually love doing it? Or how about not only picking it, but cooking it and preparing it for their dinner for no reason at all, except for the fact that you love them, and you can’t help it.
The sad fact of the matter is that this is the love walk that God has called us believers to. It’s the agape love walk. It is a love lifestyle that encompasses hugging and being hugged. Serving and being served. Loving and being loved for no reason at all.
When Jesus Christ died for us, he redeemed us back to the Father. The Bible says that the love of the Father now has been put back in our DNA so that we can once again love one another like he originally intended.
It’s not an “I like you” kind of love; it is so much more than that. It is an “I really love you, and I don’t know why, and I want to hug you as well, and I know that might seem a little awkward as well to you” kind of love. However, even now, we’ve learned to suppress that kind of love because we think it’s not natural. It isn’t natural if you live according to the standards of Satan’s kingdom. People want to, need to and got to be loved. Who’s going to do it if we don’t?
Believers find somebody and give them a good hug today. They might need it, especially today.
That’s what I think about it.