My only night in this week and my wife decides to set up a meeting with the girls who make our annual Ladies Retreat happen to do some planning. Bummer so I write.....
You can't follow the life of Christ without seeing that He carried a love that was not a normal type of love. To say you love something in our society means very little. We use the word love whether we're talking about our wife or a piece of pizza. So when we say Jesus was love, it doesn't carry the impact it should. Jesus Christ came to earth, lived life like you and I for 33 years except he lived a perfect life, and then He freely gave that life for you and I where we could have a personal relationship with God.
That's not a normal love, it is Revolutionary Love.
‘Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends’ John 15:13 (NIV)
God has left the church here to carry out His mission and His mission was to show love, Revolutionary Love to the world. As I've thought about Revolutionary Love, I've looked at churches, organizations, individuals who have demonstrated Revolutionary Love throughout their lives and have seen two common characteristics in those who show this type of love:
· Sacrificial Giving · Unselfish Serving
Those who have lived lives of Revolutionary Love range all the way from a little old lady named Mother Theresa who showed Revolutionary Love to orphans in Calcutta, India to Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California (one of the wealthiest cities in America) who decided to build an outdoor amphitheater to have church in where they could send the millions of dlloars they would have spent on a building to mission organizations all over the world.
Revolutionary Love comes in all different shapes, sizes, colors, ages, race, and backgrounds, but you will always find the foundation of Revolutionary Love to be sacrificial giving and unselfish serving.