I want you to reflect on the playground moment when you were challenged with the infamous, “Prove it!” It’s something about this statement that incites even the calmest of people. I was having a conversation with my inquisitive Brook and I simply asked her what she would do if someone asked her to prove that she was my child. She responded with a long list of valid points. Well Mom...I have a birth certificate, you know everything about me, I could have the doctor tell someone she was there when I was born, etc. And of course because I look like you.
We are bombarded with the same challenge by the world every moment of our life. People are watching us and waiting to see if we are what and who we say we are. Are you really a child of God? Well if you are prove it! So instead of trying to retaliate to prove how we are children of the Most High all we have to do is LOVE! Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. John 13:35
Today you have been granted permission from the Word of God to LOVE... That’s right go ahead do it! Show grace at the grocery store. Answer that rude person on the phone with kind words. Hope for the best when it looks like the worst is going on. Have the right attitude even when the world says have a negative one! Don’t remind your child of all the things they’ve done wrong in the past...
Let love lead the way! 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 NLT
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
8Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 9Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.
11When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
13Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
God you are my Father,