Moving houses can be a lot of work. A month ago or two ago the pastor at my church let us know that a particular couple was moving houses and would appreciate any help. The couple have been coming to the church since the start of the year.
The week after the move, the couple got up in church and thanked everyone who had helped. The gentleman said, “Having so many people turn up to help out is something that we are not used to. We are overwhelmed by all your kind help. I mentioned to my brother afterwards how surprised I was that so many people generously helped out, and he said, ‘Yeah, they’re called Christians!'”
Just before he was arrested, Jesus told his disciples, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35)
As someone who bears God’s image and Christ’s name, I want to be a faithful representative of God. I want to be known for putting others first, truly caring about people, and not holding grudges. I want to show people true Christianity, because people look at us when they want to know about the God we serve.