Monday, November 18, 2013

more than a best friend

To love your enemies is hard; to love people you love who hurt you is even harder.

While the world says be good to people who do good to you, the Bible asks us to love people who do bad things to us. Such a difficult task, and at some point you may feel it’s impossible. Actually, I am feeling it’s impossible.

Doesn’t God know how bad it hurts? Yet He asks me to do this difficult task. But then He tells me, of course He knows how bad I was hurt. More than that, God feels what I feel.

God isn’t some distant, detached, and disinterested deity; He entered into our world and personally experienced our pain. Jesus is there in the lowest places and darkest moment of our lives. When you are broken, He was broken, like bread, for us. When you cry out that you can’t take any more, He was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. When your most tender relationships broken, He loved and He was rejected. When people turn from you, people also hid their face from Him as if He were a leper. Does He descend into all of our hells? Yes, He does.

More than your best friend, He knows all your stories. He understands you whenever you want to run from all of your sufferings. He understands your disappointments.

But still, the voice inside you tells you to do what He wants you to do. And you just can’t ignore the voice. The voice that tells you to be His good daughter. The voice of the Holy Spirit that tells you to do the right thing despite of your heartache. Impossible? It is, if you do it alone. But, it is not when you rely on Him, is it?

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