Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Being a Show Off
Hmmm -- showing off. God, and His artistry, and the Olympics with those talented athletes. Is there a way we can show off, too? We get to "show off" how much we can be like our Creator. He loves us so much that He purposefully gave us a "sun and moon" show, but that's not the real "show-stopper". He gave us His one and only Son to be our Savior. And what does He ask of us? To love Him back and love our neighbors, our friends, our world as much as we love ourselves.
I started thinking about that -- being intentional with loving and caring about others. Intentionality doesn’t have to mean a ton of time. Maybe, intentional with a text message to someone to tell them they are loved or a few words about a prayer we've said for them.
Sometimes we are so busy with our plans that we have blinders on to others who may be yearning for community. And the thing is, many times it would be so easy to just engage someone in a conversation that opens the door for them and us to find a new, close friend.
We’re all busy. But if busyness is preventing us from "showing off" our love and compassion for others, then we're just too busy.
Maybe this lazy, hazy days of Summer could actually turn out to be the most show-stopping, exhilarating, thrilling and BLESSED summer EVER, when we become more Creator-like, creating friendships and relationships that matter....in the light of eternity.