Finding God’s Love for Others

Sometimes it’s easy to believe God loves you, but what about your difficult neighbor? How does one go about finding God’s love for others, when the ‘others’ involved are giving you grief?

I like how Billy Graham answers this question when a young man wrote in to ask if he should try to get out of sharing a college dorm room with an atheist. Billy wrote:

      I know this isn’t an easy or comfortable situation — but has it occurred to you that God may have put you there so you could be a witness to your roommate of Christ’s truth and peace? Jesus said, “You are the light of the world. … let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:14-16).

After all, what will it take to change your roommate’s views? Will it be intellectual arguments that state the case for believing in God, or seek to demolish his convictions? They may have their place — but in reality, the one argument he can never answer is the fact of a life that has been changed by Jesus Christ. God loves him just as much as he loves you — and God wants you to be an example of Christ’s love to him.

For more on how Billy answers the delimma of finding God’s love for others, even when they are giving you grief, go to:

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Finding Jesus Christ, Even as a Moslem

A strange thing has been happening. Many Moslems have been finding Jesus Christ in visions and near death experiences. Take Nasir Siddiki, a successful businessman from Toranto. When Nasir found himself dying in a Toranto Hospital, he prayed a simple prayer, “God, if you’re real, don’t let me die!”

In the blog Uncle Naira, Nasir is quoted as saying, “During the darkest hour of the night, I woke and saw a man at the foot of my bed. Rays of light emanated from him, allowing me to see his outline. I couldn’t see his face, it was too bright. No one had to tell me, I knew it was Jesus.

The Koran mentions Jesus; Moslems believe He existed, not as the son of God, but as a good man and a prophet. I knew this wasn’t Mohammed. I knew it wasn’t Allah. Jesus was in my room. There was no fear, only peace.

“Why would You come to a Moslem when everyone else has left me to die?” I wondered.

Without words, he spoke to me. “I Am the God of the Christians. I Am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

That’s all He said. He didn’t mention my illness. He didn’t mention my impending death. As suddenly as He appeared, He was gone.

It was in that moment that God healed Nasir. This act led Nasir on a quest to discover the exact identy of Christ.

Nasir said, “Jesus, the God of the Christians, showed up in the hospital room of a dying Moslem and healed me. But that wasn’t the greatest miracle He performed. The transformation that occurred in my heart was even more dramatic than the one that occurred in my body.”

For more on the original post, go to: www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-763427.0.html

Could it be that not only is Jesus a healer, he is who he claimed to be all along, the son of God. If this is the case then finding Jesus Christ may be the key to not only life, but the hereafter.

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