Trenton’s wisdom is deep for such a young boy. In describing his love for Lindsay, his sister, Trenton shared, “I would take a bullet for her.” As he regained his composure after getting choked up, he added “She’s my best friend. I would do anything for her. My life would be nothing without her.” These are not trite statements they emanate from his heart.
Lindsay has spinal muscular atrophy yet from her motorized chair she beams when she describes her older brother. His example of love if followed would change the world! Watch their story at http://omeleto.com/213180/ and make sure to have Kleenex handy!
1 Thessalonians 4:9—About brotherly love: You don’t need me to write you because you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.
Jesus took a bullet for us in large spikes and wooden beams. This ultimate sacrifice was God’s greatest lesson on love. Before dying, Jesus’ daily sacrifice painted what brotherly love looks like. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life—a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). If we are not periodically moved by His monumental devotion we are surely bewitched by the wrong things.
I would take a bullet for you. My life was purchased by the blood of my Savior. His love is what founds, fuels, and fires my ability to care. Therefore it would be an honor to lay down my life as a brother for you. It is an honor to serve you. I identify with Paul, “I have become its servant [the church], according to God’s administration that was given to me for you, to make God’s message fully known” (Colossians 1:25).
Brotherly and sisterly love is the stuff of champions. When you model love, you leave a stamp on lives that no soap can wash away. Never tire of doing the simple acts of service to help others. “I always thank my God when I mention you in my prayers, because I hear of your love and faith toward the Lord Jesus and for all the saints” (Philemon 4,5). Thanks for making a difference and for your willingness to take the bullet.
Love is a commitment you make to act in someone else’s best interest. True love can only be known by the actions that it prompts.--Doug Pollock in God Space
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)