We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death (1 John 3:14).
The Biblical implication of the word death means “to be separated from God.” Love is light and life. Death is darkness and separation from life, especially the life of God. Like any parent, God wants a big, happy family. That can only happen if we love each other. When we give up our petty differences, when we stop comparing our blessings with another brother or sister’s blessings, when we give up our envying, wanting our way, or demanding to be first, we pass from death to life.
Life, love, and light appreciate another person’s blessings. We love each other when we stop playing the “right/wrong” game (“I’m right; you’re wrong!”) Love gives. Love relinquishes the right of way (“You go first!” “Let’s do it your way.”) Love apologizes. The face of God shines on those who love.
Writing has been in my blood, so to speak, but when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ and He told me to write, all my trepidations rolled away and I began in earnest! After all, if God Almighty says it was His idea that I be a writer, who am I to stand in His way? My hope is that you not only like what I write, but that your life is moved by it, and that your party to Jesus and with Jesus turns your life into days of Heaven on Earth.