These days, with such a focus on divisions, we could all use a fresh reminder of Paul's command to love each other. In his letter to the Romans, he emphasizes the value of unifying, Christ-like love:
Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them . . . Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other . . . When God's people are in need, be ready to help them. (Romans 12:9–10, 13)
At Insight for Living Ministries, we believe in that kind of love. It removes all barriers—starting with the barrier of sin, which Christ demolished at the cross (Ephesians 2:14). Other barriers disappear when we, the church, stop pretending and really love others. That means lifting others from despair, exhaustion, and hopelessness. Putting arms around those devastated by loss, showing up ready to help when a neighbor's home floods, bringing meals to hungry hurricane victims . . . walls disappear when we "really love" people like that!
Genuine, Christ-like love goes there! And when you partner with Insight for Living Ministries, YOU go there.
Your financial gift delivers Christ's amazing love to a divided world. The result? Changed hearts. Renewed hope. Unified people. It's been wonderful to watch! We're committed to going there into every nation on earth.
For example: in China, land of the iconic Great Wall, we've launched a brand-new Web site, engineered to minister inside the once-impenetrable firewall. Can you imagine it? From this site, Mandarin-speaking people worldwide will soon have access to Insight for Living and Searching the Scriptures study resources in their language.
Christ's love goes there . . . through the generous support of people like you.
You can go there with us this month when you make your donation. I urge you to help us as we continue to maximize this great opportunity afforded us in the last few years!
When you give, please request our 2018 calendar, My Little Children, Love One Another. Each month features a way you and your local church can make barriers disappear in Christ's name . . . with compelling examples from Stonebriar Community Church where I serve as senior pastor-teacher. Carefully selected Scriptures are woven through the calendar, inspiring you to really go there in love. If you have already given as a Monthly Companion, you can request your calendar by calling 1-800-246-2420.
Jesus went there for you and me. Let's take Christ's love and go there for Him!
Going there with one another,
Charles R. Swindoll