Easter Every Day

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.”

Philippians 2:3–5

Easter may be over but the opportunity Jesus followers have to show the world what “resurrection power” is all about is new every day for the simple fact that biblical Christianity is radical. Radical in that God loves the unloveable and blesses the ungrateful all the while showing kindness to sinners with the hope of leading us to repentance. What Jesus modeled we each have the opportunity to live out today as we interact with people from all walks of life. It’s been well said the greatest force in the world is love and its no wonder why God calls us to love Him with all of our heart, mind, soul and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Love, God’s agape love conquers all. This what the apostle Paul meant when he penned the words, “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).

Are you aware that there are different types of love just as there is different degrees of love. All loves are not equal. Every time we prefer others by serving them and sacrificing for their benefit we reveal God’s kind of love. Jesus recognized that love wasn’t exclusive to His followers as He said, “even sinners love sinners for what they get in return from them.” The world loves as an investment, doing so expecting a return on its investment. Biblical love on the other hand is sacrificial by nature as sacrifice for the benefit of others is the best reflection of the heart of God and might just be the ultimate way any of us can help the world to understand the God of the Bible. Next time you do something sacrificially for someone else and they say thank you try responding, “You are welcome. Happy Easter”.   

“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

John 13:35


Michael Osthimer





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