This is Why We Share God’s Love With Others

Peter Guirguis Online Evangelism 101 13 Comments

Before you go any further, please make sure that you’ve watched the video above. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got to check it out!

It’ll be a one of the most touching and inspiring video clips that you’ve ever seen! Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

God’s love is so powerful

I’ve written about God’s love before and how we can show it to other’s online, especially to those who don’t have a relationship with Christ yet.

After I saw this video for the first time, I found myself saying, “This is why we share God’s love!”

There is no way that this wonderful woman (Larissa) would be able to marry her husband and be able to love him without Jesus.

There is no way that this wonderful man (Ian) would agree to marry Larissa after his accident if it wasn’t for Christ being in His life either.

Just think about it.  If you were in Ian’s shoes after the accident, would you have wanted your loved one to stay with you or, would you’ve wanted to “set him or her free?”

Jesus is the only reason behind why these two have been able to stay together in their marriage and thrive.

And that’s why we share Jesus with others, both in-person and online.  God’s love is so powerful that it changes who we are on this earth as well as our eternal destination.

An amazing quote

One of the best quotes that really resonated with me is when Larissa says towards the end of the video:

“We’re able to love each other with I think a more Christ-like love because of Ian’s disability and just understand that picture a little bit better than if you [Ian] were healthy.”

How true!

Aren’t there times in your life when God has allowed you to suffer so that you can learn how to love?

That reminds me of a quote by Pastor John Piper, who says, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”

Have you always been satisfied with what God has allowed to happen to you in your life? Why or why not? How does the love of God make the difference in how you react with life’s let-downs?

Comments 13

  1. I think a lot of our initial reactions are, we are never satisfied with let downs. I totally agree with the quote from P. John Piper. I think we sometimes are not fully satisfied with Christ until we have a let down, were He is all we have, and turns out He is what we need!!!

    1. Right on B! Since you are my friend and I know some of the past trials that you have been through, to hear you say that really ministers to me 🙂 You’re awesome bro! By the way, I’m praying for your blog.

  2. No, as a matter of fact, at times I have been quite frustrated with God on occasions when adversity entered my my.  My frustration stemmed from the fact that I was trying to handle the adversity on my own.  But when I finally wised up, shut up, then listened and let God handle what He never intended for me to handle in the first place, I found peace again, as well as the satisfaction that you mention.

    It amazes me sometimes how I see God move in the blogging community.  You post on why we share God’s love, and just this morning I was moved to write an exhortation on loving one another.  I posted it just before I read this post, in fact.

    I coined a phrase in that post, one that I was not even aware was in my mind until it was already on the screen in front of me, “BE Love To Your Neighbor”.

    As you may know, I’m reading Sticky Jesus right now, and I see that the author’s focus is two-fold, both on reaching the community of the lost and on ministering to the community of believers.  It is my hope that BE Love To Your Neighbor will be permeated throughout the Twitter community of believers as we spread our wings in social media and make serious inroads into reaching the lost through social media.

    1. And that is such great insight John! I’ve had the privilege of getting to know you over the past few weeks and I really appreciate your heart to reach the lost and to minister to those who are hurting. One of the things that I really appreciate about you is your upfront candor and your honesty about who you are.

      I think it stems from you knowing who you are in Christ and that enables you to be secure in Him. That’s an awesome thing in my opinion John 🙂

      I’m going to go over to your blog right now and read your latest post. I’ll be sure to share it on Twitter too 🙂

      1. Thank you Peter, I really appreciate your kindness.

        The funny thing is, when I feel that God is strongest in my life are exactly the times when I feel weakest, and most dependent on Him to lift me up.

        I guess it is true what Paul said, When I am weak, the He is strong.

        All I can say is, Lord, keep me weak that your Love may find an outlet through me.

  3. This has touched my heart so much I couldn’t compose myself.  God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness.  I never knew until i was at my weakness and desperate for Him to free me from my hardened heart.  To know real love is to know Christ.  It is hard to explain but once you experience His love you never want it to leave.  You end up loving those that hate you.  Loving your neighbor becomes easier the closer you draw to Him.  Christ has been such a constant blessing in my spiritual growth that I truly cannot get enough of His love.

    1. Amen to that Andrae, I couldn’t agree with you more! I’m so glad that you were able to watch the video clip and that you were touched by it. I was too and it really made me think about so many different things about my walk with the Lord. Thanks for sharing your very valuable feedback and insight with the community here at NAOTG 🙂

  4. This is an amazing video. It touched my heart deeply. I have just got on to Twitter, where I want to share the love of Christ to people who have never experienced divine love in their lives – not knowing that God truly loves them, but Satan has hardened their hearts towards Him.

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