Do I Really Love You?

By Gwen Boyd

When I was growing up, there was a popular song called “Can You Stand The Rain.” This song talked about loving someone when it doesn’t look or feel good. We’ve all had someone in our lives who has hurt us. This could be a friend, a spouse or a family member. When this happens, we often-times strike back by using hurtful words or even shunning them out of our lives all together. In some instances, there can be an altercation that becomes physical. However, when we become a Christian, we have to learn to love those have who have wronged us. Luke 6:27 tells us to love our enemies and to do good to those who hates us. Also, Matthew 5:44 says that we should love those who persecute us. The only way we can accomplish this is through the power of forgiveness. This does not come natural but is only supplied through the Holy Spirit. We need to be loving and compassionate, even when we have been hurt by others, because Christ did it for us. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that we may not perish but have everlasting life.” 

1 thought on “Do I Really Love You?”

  1. Sister Gwen, Thank you for this message. It identifies many things we struggle with and gives us the scriptural guidance to see a way through.

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