#LoveWins

Yesterday the Supreme Court made a decision to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.  Along with this decision comes different opinions and views.  I see social media people changing their pictures to the rainbow theme and hash tagging Love Wins!  I see different posts with their different opinions and I have to say that out of everything that has been posted the one thing that was most prevalent to me was the #LoveWins.  

I started to ponder this a little bit as it was being used to show that Love can't be held down anymore by different discriminating laws and different beliefs.  That Love somehow was not winning a battle that was being fought because same sex marriage was not legal across the nation.  Once I understood the message that this #LoveWins was trying to portray I thought to myself, but Love has already won just not everyone understands or believes it.

God is Love!  He sent His only son down to this earth to die for EVERYONE's sins.  That includes the believers and the non-believers.  We are all sinful people and we needed that sacrifice of Love in order for us to be able to have a relationship with God.  The moment that Christ died on the cross was pure victory and that is truly when #LoveWins.  We just have to choose to seek it and God provided us the rainbow as a reminder of His promises.

As a Christian I believe that we have a responsibility to uphold and speak God's truth, but there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it.  God calls us to love our neighbor. It is one of the most important commandments.  We can still love people and not like the sinful behavior. The only way we are going to bring people to Christ is to take the judgment and hypocritical component out of our actions and to show them God's Love.  It is ok for us to speak that we believe different actions are sinful, but we need to also take a look at our own sin and make sure we are working on ourselves at the same time.  It is our approach in showing them Christ's love that will make the difference.  We do not need to throw harsh words at people to get our point across.  And although scripture is God's word and truth we need to make sure that when we are using scripture to make our point that we are also providing the context and the loving words to go along with it.

Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-12

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love. - 1 Corinthians 13:13

So now every time I see #LoveWins I am not going to see the same sex marriage has won it's fight, but I am going to be reminded that Love has already Won and made possible through Jesus Christ death on the cross and I am so glad that I have made the choice to follow Christ into eternal life with Him.