Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.
John 14:21 (NIV)
Many Canadians often get rid of their change by using it to pay for chocolate bars at the nearest gas station. However, paying for purchases with a lot of coins is prohibited. According to the Canadian government, you are allowed to use only 25 loonies and 5 coins of 25 cents each. So if you are thinking of paying $30 for food in loonies, be aware that it’s actually illegal across the country.
God is holy, set apart from His creation which continues to suffer from the results of sin that entered the world through the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve. The entire Biblical narrative records God’s plan to draw the world back to its Creator, reaching its apex in Jesus’ death on the cross. God’s desire is to build a people who are holy – living by the principles of the Kingdom of God. Which is why Jesus says this in John 14:21: “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” God has called His people to live a life that is noticeably different from those principles that drive the world. We are called to love others – even those who aren’t easy to love. We are called to forgive those who have harmed us. We are called to commitment in our marriage, and sexual purity. We are called to love Jesus above all and Jesus says we show that best by living a life of obedience to His commandments, His standards, His call upon our lives.
These have been words from the heart.