The world is desperate to see God’s vision of the church. But instead of the beautiful bride of Christ, the world often sees a judgmental, hypocritical people. But the church is to be Grace Made Visible. Jesus declared that the very thing that makes grace visible in the world is in our love for one another. When we are “one”, others will know we are his disciples. In other words, God’s grace in us becomes visible when we love one another well.
Sometimes we make life more complicated than is necessary. That’s especially true in marriage. When we understand the important of mutuality it can transform our marriages. It’s not just about love. It is about a mutual commitment to one another. Ephesians 5:21 is at the heart of it. Submit to one another out of reverence to Christ.
Everyone sees the need for awakening in our country. It begins with the church. It begins with the believer. As we turn the year into a new calendar, may we also find that a renewed experience awaits us. What will renewal require? What does renewal look like?