Did #lovewin? That has been the popular hashtag this week. And maybe love did win. But maybe it isn’t the love that everyone is thinking. Maybe the love that won is the love of Jesus and the love from Christians. I have not personally seen any bashing of homosexuals since the ruling by the supreme court. (Not saying there hasn’t been any!) I have however seen the photos from the pride parade depicting Jesus on a cross kissing a man. That to me isn’t love. So maybe love did win. The love of Jesus Christ won by the sinners that follow him and rely on his grace. That’s not to say that the following week hasn’t been scary. It has been confusing, at least to me. I have not been able to make heads or tails of what all is happening in our world. And I don’t want to discuss all of the details and go in depth on where I stand. If you know me, you know that I am a Christian. I do not agree with same sex marriage but I also don’t agree with drinking, cussing, murder, adultery, etc. I am the same on all of the sins, to me sin is sin. And some may say that homosexuality is an abomination but so is a prideful heart. (Proverbs 6:16-19) So it all just depends on what fits your agenda I think.
With this post I am not trying to offend anyone, and if I do, I am sorry. But I would much rather offend someone that to offend God! I am just working out the thoughts swirling in my head. As I sat and thought about what all has taken place, my thoughts lead to my children. I do worry about their future, not just because of the Supreme Court ruling but because of the world as a whole. Everywhere there seems to be some sort of discord, destruction, or war on something. Living in this politically correct world has turned people crazy. It seems like someone is always offended, fighting, protesting, etc. And of course this should be the time where I could say, “can’t we all just get along” But that isn’t reality. People have been at war with each other since the beginning of time. It’s human nature.
And I know that God has a plan for all of this confusion. And His love and kindness trickles on down to little ole’ me in this great big mess. So I have chosen to trust in the Lord. (Proverbs 3:5-6) I am not promoting same sex marriage, or removal of the confederate flag, or ISIS killing 74 children, burning of black churches, or anything else going wrong in this world. What I am promoting is trusting a sovereign God. And love of all sinners. And kindness towards people. And protection of my children’s innocence. Regardless of the supreme court ruling my teaching to my children would have and will be same. We don’t agree with this lifestyle but we love everyone. Just like we don’t agree with the lifestyle of the addict. We don’t go around bashing any of these lifestyles with hateful words. We teach our children that we all have sins and make mistakes and that we as Christians, rely on God for his grace and forgiveness. No one in this world is without sin. And if my children learn anything from this changing world I hope it is to love everyone.
So yea, I do think #lovewins. #Jesuswins #Jesusislove #winnerswithhislove
And if you have read Revelations, you know in the end Jesus’s love wins! We all win with HIS love