God desires to use the lives of those who have experienced His love as plausibility cases for the truthfulness of the good news of salvation.
This is a little overwhelming to contemplate but God has chosen to make a case for or to validate the truth of the gospel through the community life of His people. When this truth sinks deeply into our hearts, it should bring us to our knees to ask for grace to be the kind of witnesses that reflect our Father’s mercy.
Jesus taught, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35).
The story of the Bible “speaks from first to last of a God who did not need to create, but who did so out…
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