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Last night I got an experience that I haven’t really had before.  Let’s just say that writing on this blog about my own experiences is very easy because I tend to be a pretty self-centered person (its a flaw, but I’m working on it).

Last night I looked into someone else’s soul and was able to feel it more than ever before.  I felt like I got a small taste of what God feels for that person.  I really don’t get along well with this person but then, suddenly, I felt a grief inside that was like I had just lost a loved one (I was grieving for the fact that the sin in this persons life is hurting them) and then I felt real pain (emotional) and then pure love.  Love that I haven’t felt in a long time.  I realized that I was seeing just a glimpse of what God sees when He looks at this person.

After this, I see more clearly why Jesus treated people the way that He did.  When I felt this, I had no desire to see any harm or misfortune come to this person and only wanted to help them overcome the things that caused them pain.  In an instant, an enemy became a friend and this person didn’t even know anything had changed.

Many hours later, I still feel the same way about that person.  I have a deep care for this person now that I didn’t have before.  I may go so far as to say that this is love (agape).  In the last few hours, I have gone through a number of other people and have tried to look deeper into them to see if I can find this love for them too.  So far, I can.  If I could look at everybody I come across in this way, I would certainly be closer to walking in the way of Jesus.


Written by freeinchrist

August 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm

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