Ask any parent who gets up at 2:00 a.m. and then at 3:00 a.m. and then at 3:30 a.m. to answer the cry of a sick baby. Lovers never ask, “What’s the least I can do?”
Ask any man whose income is so limited that after he pays his rent and buys his groceries he has only pennies to spare. But his sweetheart has a birthday the next month and he has his eye on something that means he’ll have to go without lunch for three weeks. So he buys it.
Boys’ Town near Omaha has made capital of a poster showing a little guy toting a tyke nearly as big as he is, saying, “He’s not heavy; he’s my brother.”
Are any of these lovers looking for a medal? No. They’re only doing their duty. And it’s only natural.
Spiritually speaking, if we are scriptural and faithful in our love we will not see how little we can get by with doing in the aid of others. John said, “Hereby know we love, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath the world’s goods, and beholdeth his brother in need, and shutteth up his compassion from him, how doth the love of God abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word, neither with the tongue; but in deed and truth” (1 Jn. 3:16-18).
True love is manifested sacrificially though action. Today, how will you manifest your love to your family, your brethren, and your neighbor? Remember, “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (Jn. 13:34-35).
Think About It!
Have A Great Day!
Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
1300 East Boynton Street
Hamilton, Texas 76531
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”