Family Matters 1-22-19

John 13: 34 -35 says, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”The # 1 need of every person is to be loved! Sometimes people don’t realize that, and they try to fill their life with other things to be happy. They may look to a career, or fame, or fortune. BUT, if they don’t have love, they will never find happiness. We all know of celebrities who seemingly have it all……as far as money, fame and recognition, but then we hear they are messed up on drugs or committed suicide. That’s because none of those things can really bring a person inner contentment and happiness.

We were created to love and be loved. This is why it is so important that we make loving others a priority in our life. Everyone faces heartache and troubles, but when we know we are loved, we can come through those situations. Love is powerful! Love can bring us hope when nothing else can. It can cause a sick, diseased body to hang on to life by a thread. Love can cause you to refuse to give up on someone. To keep believing, to keep hoping, that things will change for them. Love can cause someone to stand up to an impossible situation to help and protect the ones they love. Sometimes even put themselves in a dangerous situation to save the ones they love. Let’s all work on our love walk this year and see how it improves our own life and family. I know that everyone of us need to.