CARE for Heaven’s Sake: Love One Another
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Hayward Wesleyan Church
Stand Alone Message
1 John 3:11; John 13:34-35
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I can still hear my Mom saying this one phrase to us all the time, it is etched in my memory. My wonderful mother with a quiver in her voice would say:
WHY CAN’T YOU TWO JUST LOVE EACH OTHER?!
She would say this whenever she got to the end of her rope with us: WHY CAN’T YOU TWO JUST LOVE EACH OTHER?! It’s not that my brother, Brad, and I didn’t love each other… we just showed our love by beating and making fun of each other!
I wonder if God is ever like my Mom? I wonder as God looks upon our human interactions with each other, if He doesn’t get to the end of His rope sometimes and says (with a booming, thunderous voice):
WHY CAN’T YOU ALL JUST LOVE EACH OTHER?!
In the sheer volume of commands to love one another, one can almost hear God screaming to his creation:
LOVE EACH OTHER!! CARE, FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!
THAT’S WHAT THIS WORLD NEEDS… PEOPLE LIKE MY SON, Jesus, WHO CARE FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE!
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