It is very important that you show much love to the members of your family who have not tasted the love of Christ. Look at the love of the Lord Jesus Christ! He yielded Himself up to be beaten, broken and to suffer on the cross for each one of us. Through that, He has given us the free gift of salvation today. Though our sins are like scarlet, He has cleansed them and made them as white as wool (Isaiah 1:18; I John 1:7).
The Lord has sanctified us with His love and has made us His own children. What can we do for this kind of genuine, divine love? Shouldn’t we who have received such love from our dear Saviour show at least some love to the people? This is what the Lord expects from us.
A young man, ensnared by the lust of the world, fell into bad company and went astray from the Lord. But his mother was praying incessantly for his salvation. The son despised her prayers and love. However, the Lord spoke to the mother saying, “Daughter! Be of good cheer. Show your son as much love as possible; through that I will save him.” “Tough job indeed; yet the Lord has spoken and hence I should follow that…” – thus saying, the mother humbled herself, did good to her son and showed him love as much as possible.
The son looked to the Lord with tears and wept like anything over his sinful nature and evil habits. The divine blessing called the ‘Lord’s salvation,’ which was so much desired by that mother, came into the son. In due course, God enabled him to become a powerful servant of God.
The Bible says, “Love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins" (I Peter 4:8).
What is the way to receive such divine love? As we read in Romans 5:5, we need to wait in the presence of God and get filled with His Holy Spirit since it is through Him divine love is poured into us. When this divine love fills you, you can easily forgive no matter what unfair things happen against you, especially through your family people. Or else, you will be filled with anger and frustration.
However, through the divine love given by the Holy Spirit, you can forgive such people and forget their shortcomings and vain talk. Instead, if you try to do something on your own, you will lose. Hence, dearly beloved, the Lord will help you to receive the Holy Spirit and enjoy seeing the salvation of your people through this divine love.
May God fill you with His Holy Spirit so that you may overflow with divine love and become a channel of His love to others.
Loving Lord Jesus,
I thank You for Your wonderful love. You gave Your life for me to save me. I wait in Your presence for Your Holy Spirit. Please fill me with the Holy Spirit and pour out Your love into my heart. May I overflow with divine love and become a channel of Your love to others.
In Your matchless name I pray.