Between Heaven And Earth

24 Feb

Between Heaven And Earth…

Grandfather was one who always had the answer to my questions, no matter how trivial they were. I remember one time I asked what is between heaven and earth, what holds us together?

He looked at me and pondered on how to answer the question, then opened up and started talking.

LOVE is what holds earth to heaven and it is our job to keep LOVE alive and well so there will always be a connection between the two! Then he sat back, smiled and waited for me to respond.

Ok I said, I know our greatest commandment is to love our neighbors as ourselves but I never gave it any thought that love is what holds us to heaven. Then I sat back and thought more about what he said for a few minutes then smiled at him and added. It is the fulfillment of the law and overcomes all other laws.

Romans 13:8-10 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever lovehas fulfilled the law.

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Grandfather sat back, smiled at me then said you have found your answer. Without love we fail His law for He is love. Without Him we don’t exist. As Christians we are to keep LOVE alive and shine our lights to lead others to Him. That love is the connection between heaven and earth.

Now, I have to admit Grandfather always challenged me to think and his answer did catch me off guard, but it also forced me to think about the lessons he has taught me over the years. Many times we, as Christians, fail to realize the commitment we made to God when we accepted Jesus as our savior.

We committed to live by His laws and to share His love with our neighbors. As hard that it is, He has promised to be there with us along the way. He is patient and caring, forgiving us when we falter, always guiding us back on the correct path. He asks so little, why is it so hard for us to love each other? Why is it so easy to find fault with others rather than to see the good?

The answer just could be it is easier to see the faults of other than it is to admit we have some, if not all the same faults. It’s easier to turn our backs than it is to offer a hand up. It’s easier because we, as Christians, chose to take the easy way rather than step up and set the example. We, as a whole, have become lazy and complacent!

The time has come for each and everyone of us to wake up and see what we have done and how we have failed God. It takes no more energy to smile and say hello to someone than it does to turn your head and pretend you didn’t see them. It takes love to reach out and help someone, but that love is returned many times more.

Are you fulfilling your obligation as a Christian? If not why? Get up and shine your light!!!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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