Monday, August 26, 2013

Love's Ministry

Queen Victoria and Her Poor: Her Majesty Visiting a Cottage Home

"God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good." Acts 10:38

There is need everywhere for love's ministry. The world today needs nothing more than true Christlikeness in those who bear Christ's name and represent Him. Christ went about doing good; He sought to put hope and cheer into all He met.

We should strive to perpetuate this Christ-ministry of love in this world. Hearts are breaking with sorrow, men are bowing under burdens too heavy for them. Duty is too large, the battles are too hard. It is our mission to do for these weary, overwrought, defeated, and despairing ones--what Christ Himself would do if He were standing where we stand. He wants us to represent Him; and He fills us with His Spirit, that we may be able to scatter the blessings of helpfulness and gladness all about us. Yet one of the saddest things about life is, that, with so much power to help others by kindliness of word and kindliness of act--many of us pass through the world in silence or with folded hands.

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you--so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another." John 13:34-35

(from Grace Gems)

Queen Victoria...
G.S. Amato
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4 comments:

Mama S said...

I have been thinking about the LOVE, the words seem to have loos it's meaning. WE love what we like and we don't understand what real love is. A LOVE that is HIS

living from glory to glory said...

Good Morning, I was so happy to read this post! This has been my hearts cry lately. I know it must be the Holy Spirits love to love others! These days seem so dark and the people so confused. I must tell you that your Blog pulled up wonderfully this morning. I was not able to get it to for quite awhile.
Have a wonderful day!
Blessings, Roxy

Blessed Homemaking said...

Yes, we definitely throw around the word love a lot...
His love is true ♥

Blessed Homemaking said...

I am so glad it is coming up for you now! Have a wonderful day, too.