Love Your Neighbour

I have a lot of thoughts regarding the outcome of the election. However, I normally don’t talk about politics in my blog posts, but I will today since today is a turning point for some, a shock for others, and a devestation to many in American History. Please note that this blog post is from my own perspective, as a follower of Jesus Christ, and I choose to not take the Republican nor the Democrat side in this blog post since my allegiance is for Jesus Christ. 

During this time, everyone, including the Christians and the non Christians, need to come together in godly love. This includes the ones who have differing political views from another person. The purpose is so that all will realize, know, and feel the love of Jesus around them in order to point them to God. “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”~(1 John 3:18)~. 
If Christians do not show this love to non Christians, it will come across as hypocritical and fruitless if they only show love to Christians and those with the same political views from them. God is love and if this love is not shown to everyone around us in a way that is godly today, then our efforts as followers of Christ are useless. “If I speak in the tongues of men or angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”~(1 Corinthians 13:1-3)~

Every one, the Christians, non Christians, Democrats, and Republicans, need to love one another as neighbours and not enemies and out of the same love that comes from Jesus Christ. “And Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”~(Matthew 22:37-39)~ 

The Lord knows and understands the sorrows that many in America feel today. He knows when even the politicians refuse to understand. “Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? When I cry into thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me”~(Psalm 56:8-9)~

I pray that all of America will turn to God for comfort in the midst of its sadness it feels today. Only God alone can bring true comfort when politicians cannot do so. “In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.”~(Psalm 94:19)~ 

Thank you for reading this blog post. May the God of Comfort bring you tidings of great joy and blessings today. Moat importantly, may this joy bring you the strength needed to push forward as we enter 2017. 

“~…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”~(Nehemiah 8:10)~

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