The Lord does not look on the outward appearance, but on the heart. How often are we guilty of doing just the opposite? We look at a persons outward appearance and so easily can judge them. Yet we don’t know them. We don’t know their stories. God calls us to get to know them and to look at their heart.
Through social media, I’ve met some incredible people. To be honest, I’m not sure if we would have been friends if we met in real life before we did on socal media. Yet what I know is I see these friends hearts through their words, their passion for justice, their care for others, and their faith. I’m delighted to call them friends because I’ve truly seen their hearts.
We need to better about getting to know one another. We need to look deeply into each other’s hearts. Our hearts are called to share the same faith Christ shared with us through his life, death, and resurrection. I’m reminded of one of my fave passages from the book of Romans where we are reminded that all of us are the Lords.
“If we live, we live to the Lord. If we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lords.”–Romans 14:8
I love this! Our writing connected us initially but it's so much more than that because God grew it into friendship.
Thanks Mary! And yes indeed!