By: Rachel Johnson
Ever wonder what it really means to be the hands & feet of Jesus?
I hadn't given it much thought until today, but with all this talk about love at Go Hard lately, I thought it might be time for me to step up my love game!
The Bible has so much to say about love. In fact, it mentions the word over 500 times! That's a lot! I think God might have been trying to tell us, or at least me, something!
So I decided to turn to some of the familiar scriptures that mention love, like "love your neighbor as you love yourself" and "love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul & strength" ...that may actually be the same scripture :) but more than being interested in the actual scriptures, I wanted to know how this applied to me! What does loving God look like? What does loving others look like?
So I took these questions out on the street into what turned out to be a bit of a love experiment! I'm going to love people & I'm going to love God like I've been commanded to...practically! I didn't have a whole lot of time, so I made it my goal to go out of my way to do something nice for someone as I went about my day. I decided that I didn't have to do big things, just little things done in love.
And you know what?! People respond well to LOVE!! Often times I'd just stand a few extra seconds and hold a door open for a mom with young children, or maybe I'd pick up something that someone dropped on the floor or smile at a stranger (in a non-creepy way) or leave a generous tip for my waiter. And every time I showed love to someone, I received it back! Sometimes they were super appreciative and I felt loved by them, and other times they didn't really seem to notice, but it was those times that I felt like Jesus was super happy with me for loving others like He would! And you know what?! I think part of loving others shows our love for God!!
So who's ready for a little love experiment?! Try doing something nice for someone today, it's time to be the hands & feet of Jesus!
What would happen if we all gave out just a little more love??...It might turn into a LOVE REVOLT! #TheRevolt
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