37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. Matthew 22:37-38
Do you remember your first love? Do you remember how it felt to fall in love for the first time? when you could not spend an hour without talking to that special someone? When you woke up with him/her in mind, and went to sleep thinking about that same person? When you stopped doing what was logic and went out of your way to be with that person?
Do you remember when you first fell in love with Jesus, or should I ask have you ever fallen in love with him? The biggest problem that us, Christians are facing today is that we have fallen out of love with Jesus. We have turned religion into a routine. We go to church because it’s the sabbath, or it’s Sunday and that is how we were raised, but what we don’t realize is that being in church does not mean that you are of the church. Just because you look holy, sound holy, memorize the Bible, does not mean that you are in love with Jesus.
4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Revelation 2:4
We have lost feelings for Jesus, and Christ is no longer first in our life. We are more concerned with our own feelings than with Christ. Too many of us quit in the middle of a storm. We stop trusting God, and stop believing in him. We abandon church for any given reason, and look for excuses as to why we stop going to church. We have forgotten that love does not mean that everything is alright. On the contrary, true love surmounts persecutions and obstacles.
I invite you to examine your self, and ask your self.
Have you fallen out of love?
He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah,do you love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?”
And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” John 21:17