by: carole l. haines
11 Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All the saints greet you. 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13: 11-14 NASB)
In a perfect world, all families would stay together, all people would forgive each other. In a perfect world, life would be filled with joy and laughter, peace and contentment. In a perfect world, nice idea, but not at all possible apart from the One who made the world. For God made the world perfect, but we introduced sin into a perfect world, and down it fell, to the lowest of low. Imperfection is rampant with its destructive ways, we see it all around us. We see it within us.
But God, O shout it out! BUT GOD, in His love did not leave us without hope, without a way out. Jesus is our way out! He is our way in to the Kingdom of God, and our way out of this chaotic world. I came across the above verses, and realized that we can truly be made complete. We can truly comfort one another with these truths in the Body of Christ. We are called to be like-minded, to live in peace, and the God of love and peace will truly be with us. Glorious hope and Salvation. Why would we not greet one another with a Holy kiss, The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit are with us. They are in us, with us, and will be for us forever. Grace, Love and Fellowship are possible only with Jesus. Not a Perfect world, but a Perfect Christ, with His Perfect Kingdom. Let us see one another always and only through the love of God, the Grace of Jesus Christ, and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit. This is ours, dear believers, this is our promised heritage. Let us Rejoice as we bask in the Grace, Love and Fellowship our God has provided for us. Amen Okay now, Group Hug!