February 7th – Matthew 5:44

Matthew 5:44

Loving those who love us is easy. But Jesus calls us to go beyond that and love those who are against us. The Lord came and suffered horrible persecution at the hands of those He came to save. Yet even with His dying breath He prayed, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” (Luke 23:34) Christ came to love the unlovable, including us. And out of thankfulness for His unmerited love, we too need to extend that same love to others. And who knows. Someday the one you call your enemy, may just turn out to be come your greatest friend in Christ!