Love of Christ

There is one love, where our peace is to rest on.  This love is a perfect love, that can be fully trusted and leaned on.  Ours is not this way.  Ours is mixed with selfishness and falseness to one degree or another. Our motives are mixed even when we cannot see well the extent of this mixture ourselves.  It will be this way until we meet one another above.  God say’s forgive one another as I have forgiven you.  God credits us with perfect righteousness, though He most definitely sees our sins and faults.

In order to know our own peace with God and maintain peace with one another, we must be seeking to love and forgive as He does.  Though we may see one another’s sins and faults clearly, even hurt by them, we must say, yes but they are credited with Christ’s righteousness, they are His Children.  We must cover the sins and faults of others with His love, His love that is in us.  We cannot do this perfectly as He does this for us.  However, may we look to Him to provide the mercy and love needed for us to do this for one another, in order to maintain Christian love and peace with one another.

As we look more to His love and mercy, learning to know His love better.  That we would be strengthened with power through His Spirit in our inward man; That He Christ, may dwell in our hearts through faith; to the end that we, being rooted and grounded in love, may be strengthened to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and height and depth, and to know Christ’s love which surpasses knowledge, that we may be filled with the fullness of God.

This is the way of peace.  This is the way of our Peacemaker.  Lord, help us through Your peaceful and gentle Helper for us, to become peacemakers, doing our part to make peace between You and man, and peace between man and man.