Love is the power to act. Nobody can stop parents who devote their lives to their
children to make them honorable people. It's because the power of love for children
works in parents. Jesus, who was innocent, was whipped, cursed and died on the cross
because of His endless love for people.
Those who have experienced the Lord's love
acts by faith in the Lord. The action also comes from the power of love. You can
lay yourself down before the Lord when you have the power to love the Lord.
No matter how realistically you paint the sun, the sun painted on a canvas doesn't
radiate heat, it's just a wonderful picture.
You should truly believe in Jesus unlike appreciating a picture as the Lord who forgives sins,
drive out demons, let the blind see, let the lame walk and jump, cure people of leprosy and who
provides you with the strong power of life that brings people back to life. When
you truly believe in Jesus, He will provide you with the power to carry out the
mission He gave you. We have to pray to the Lord so that the Lord may grant us
faith and love.
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by
action , is dead." (James 2:17) James also says, "you only say to him,"put on
clothes when you are cold, eat food when you are hungry, drink water when you are
thirsty" but you do nothing about his physical needs. Then, what good is it?"
On the night that Jesus was arrested, the disciples ran away while denying that
they knew Jesus because they did not yet have the power to follow Jesus.
Why do we pray? You can't love him by yourself although you want to love Jesus
and you don't have power although you want to do His work with the power of Jesus.
Therefore, we have to pray to God to be given the power. Oh my Lord, grant me the
power of great love that saves people by Your suffering and dying on the cross.
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #428 (Mar 28, 2015)