We Are To Reflect Christ’s Love
said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even
so send I you. John 20:21.
earnestly seek to know and appreciate the truth, that we may present it to
others as it is in Jesus. We need to have a correct estimate of the value
of our own souls; then we would not be as reckless in regard to our course
of action as at present. We would seek most earnestly to know God’s
way; we would work an opposite direction from selfishness, and our constant
prayer would be that we might have the mind of Christ, that we might be molded
and fashioned after His likeness. It is in looking to Jesus and beholding
His loveliness, having our eyes steadfastly fixed upon Him, that we become
changed into His image. He will give grace to all that keep His way, and do
His will, and walk in truth. . . .
you whose names are registered on the church book as worthy members, to be
indeed worthy, through the virtue of Christ. Mercy and truth and the love
of God are promised to the humble and contrite soul. . . .
is filled with amazement, that when this love, so broad, so deep, so rich
and full, is presented to men who have known the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
they are so indifferent, so cold and unmoved. . . .
treasures of truth have been accumulating from age to age. No representation
could adequately impress us with the extent, the richness, of these vast resources.
They are awaiting the demand of those who appreciate them. These gems of truth
are to be gathered up by God’s remnant people, to be given by them to
the world; but self-confidence and obduracy of soul refuse the blessed treasure.
“God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Such
love cannot be measured, neither can it be expressed. John calls upon the
world to behold “what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called the sons of God.” It is a love that passeth
fullness of the sacrifice, nothing was withheld. Jesus gave Himself. God designs
that His people shall love one another as Christ loved us. They are to educate
and train the soul for this love. They are to reflect this love in their own
character, to reflect it to the world. Each should look upon this as his work.
. . . Christ’s fullness is to be presented to the world by those who
have become partakers of His grace. They are to do that for Christ which Christ
did for the Father—represent His character.
Our Father Cares, pp. 307, 308.