"Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little." Luke 2:47
IN JESUS TODAY!
How can we love much? There is a difference in power between love and like, between words and action, and between real and fake! It is the power of love like that which produces a lock on the heart that offers no freedom, it is the power of action that brings life to words, and it is the difference between real love and fake that determines the strength of friendship between us and others and God. God is real and to have real results in life we must be real too! We must learn love from the example that this woman shows to us in this chapter, not only washing with words, but with tears, and then drying the feet of Jesus with her hair, not only greeting each other with a friendly nod or handshake, but greeting each other with a holy kiss, and a brotherly or sisterly embrace, not only giving of our excess, but giving our all! When we love with all of our heart, then we shall be loved most, forgiven most, and blessed most! The difference between like and love is often the same difference between hot and cold, the difference between liking Jesus and loving Jesus, between believing Jesus in word, and following Jesus for life, between attending church once in a while and daily dying on the cross! The power of love is determined by this difference, whether weak or strong!
Today our sins are forgiven! Today His power of love is on display, some call it Easter, some call it Palm Sunday, no matter what you call it, it cannot denied that Jesus died for our sin, and now we live! That is His power of love! At the cross He showed His power of love!