The Bible tells us that God is love. The same God who created the earth and everything in it loves us with a selfless, limitless and relentless kind of love. It might sound a little hard to believe, but it’s true. When we remain close to our creator, He empowers us to love others with the same passion He has for us — a wild, crazy affection that surpasses our natural understanding. Let us accept His invitation to intimacy and, out of the overflow of His heart for us, be generous with our love toward all people.
One of the more challenging areas of love is the concept of loving across cultural lines. When most people begin following Jesus, they usually continue to live based upon their earthly culture. But if we’re going to live like Jesus, we are called to reflect kingdom culture. Where do we start? To love cross-culturally, we have to ask God to allow us to see one another through a new lens. Only then may we demonstrate intentional love to everyone He places on our path.