March 10, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Today I am thankful for our differences.  Everyone is different.  We have big differences, like our nationalities and cultures.  Our differences even go all the way to our religious beliefs.  We also have smaller differences, like our taste in decorating and color preferences. 

With all these differences we have learned to get along.  We have even learned form one another.  The one think I have learned is that God made us all and loves us all.  In John, 13:34 Jesus said  "I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another." 

This is something that I find hard to do at times.  I try to get along with everyone, but do I really love everyone?  That is something for me to work on.  But, I am thankful everyone is different because if everyone was easy to love we wouldn't need this commandment.  It's the ones that make it hard to love them, that really need our love the most. 

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Iris at Grace Alone.  Come on over, join us, and share what you are thankful for on this beautiful Thursday!


  1. I know I have a hard time getting along with everyone. Sadly, there are some I don't even want to try tog get along with. I know I should work on that, but I should loose weight too and that is not happening.
    I always enjoy your Thankful Thursdays.

  2. Some people seem to be harder to love than others - but Jesus didn't give us a loophole. What a very convicting verse!

  3. Very thought provoking. I try hard to "get along with" everyone...but you are that the same as loving them? I think not.
    Only with His eyes, and a heart like Jesus, working thru us...1 Cor 16:14 Do everything in love...Great goal for us all!! Thanks for the "Nudge"
    Have a great weekend Joshlin.