Showing Love

by | Jun 7, 1998 | Example, God's Hands, Helping, Kindness, Love

When Missy started her new job in the factory, she was determined to let her light shine for the Lord. But as soon as she met Louise, her work partner, she knew it wasn’t going to be easy.

Brassy, defensive, and crude, Louise ridiculed everything Missy did. When Missy tried to befriend her and tell her about Jesus, she was rejected. Louise said, “I tried that. It didn’t work.”

Missy asked God for help. She opened her Bible to John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you.”

So Missy kept trying to show love. But all she met was hardness.

After a particularly rough day at work, Missy opened her Bible and cried out to God. Again, her eyes fell on John 13:34. “But I don’t even like her!” Missy complained.

One day Louise sat beside Missy at break and said, “You’re the only person who cares.” Then she poured out a story of heartache and trouble. Missy put her arms around her and they became friends. Louise attended church with Missy and, after a struggle, opened her heart to Jesus.

This true story has a happy ending, but not all do. Even so, as faithful followers of Jesus, we are to let His light shine brightly through our love.

“The one who loves his brother abides in the light and there is no cause for stumbling in him.” (1 John 2:10)

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