Jesus makes all things new, including our fickle hearts. There is no shortcut to renewal; it’s a process that takes time, a lifetime really – meeting Jesus is no one-day-affair. He leaves a lasting impression. When He renews our mindset we start to see things from the Lord’s perspective. Salvation is many things; it is also an eye-opening experience.
Finding the Lord, we understand we are not alone. God is with us and He is good. God sacrificed everything He had to repair our brokenness. What does God have? He has love. In fact, He is love. All love comes from Him.
The Trinity loves. The Holy Spirit loves Jesus and the Father, the Father loves the Son and the Holy Spirit, and Jesus loves the Father and the Holy Spirit. The Trinity sticks together. Understanding the love of the Trinity leads to understanding the sacrifice God made. Splitting the Trinity, letting Jesus die on the cross, separating them even temporarily was the greatest sacrifice we can imagine. God gave everything He had. He gave His love.
Meanwhile the Lord’s sacrifice has changed the world. From the ashes of a dead life consumed with self-interest God has raised people from all walks of life to promote compassion and respect. Walking with God, believers get involved in matters that concern the Lord. He is concerned when people are treated unfairly. And when God’s children happen to witness injustice of any kind they are compelled to speak up. God created men in His own image; thus He is partial to all human beings – a major reason why the Lord absolutely hates racism. Racial injustice is no minor offense in His eyes and His followers won’t allow it.
Christ’s love compels us. Jesus laid down His life for us and He inspires us to do the same. Laying down our lives for others is a direct result from the cross – seeing the love of Jesus multiplied.