Hey everybody! Steph here, for the second time this week! You may have read my post earlier in the week about the refugee crisis and this awesome bible verse I came across that just sums up what I feel our response should be as Christians. Writing that post got me thinking about loving others and how we should be treating people. And that doesn’t just go for strangers who are in desperate need. It might be someone already in our lives who is difficult to get a long with and who maybe doesn’t treat you very well. It might be someone in our own family who we find it difficult to love through all of their faults and annoying habits! I was reminded of these words from John 15: 9-13:
“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15: 9-13
I wanted to create an entry in my bible as a response to this passage and everything I’d been thinking about but this week has been crazy busy with very little time for creative play! But I still wanted to do something in my bible. So I looked through all my Illustrated Faith goodies to see if I could find something that would enable me to create a really quick entry in my bible and that’s when I stumbled upon the ‘Wild and crazy kind of love’ stamp! I couldn’t believe how PERFECT the words were for what I’d been thinking about recently – God loves us with a wild and crazy kind of love and we need to love people in the same way. And thanks to this one stamp, my entry came together so quickly! I literally just stamped the sentiment and added some of my own words to express what I was thinking about and boom! One quick but powerful bible journaling entry!