There are days lately where my heart hurts to be on Facebook anymore. So many people at each other’s throats about what they think or what they believe. I see people on one side of the fence calling the other side ‘sheep’ who approve of socialism and government over-reach. I see people on the other side saying if you don’t decide to vaccinate or wear a mask, you are a moron incapable of being able to do intelligent research. I watch someone call the other a “stupid right-wing nut job” for thinking President Biden isn’t handling Afghanistan well. The other side says you’re too blind to see that President Biden couldn’t handle tying his own shoes. These are actual things I’ve seen on social media.
It’s enough to make me scream. What happened to being loving and gracious? When did we become a people that believe we are the only ones capable of rational thought? When did we become a society that put politics over prayer?
As Christians, we have a responsibility to love one another whether we agree or don’t. As people who were made in God’s image, we are called to honor what He commands us to do like praying for one another, being kind, and tender-hearted. We’re not to prove who’s wrong or right. We’re not meant to make sure people feel stupid for making a decision you would never make. And loving them and praying for them doesn’t mean you approve of their decisions. It means simply that…you’re loving them and praying for them.
What I’m saying is that no matter what side of the vaccine, masks, or presidency we’re on, we should be coming together to love, to witness, and to pray. Pray for our nation. Pray for our leaders. Pray for our friends and family. Pray for other countries. Pray for our neighbors. Pray for the doctors, nurses and hospitals. Pray for our enemies.
Satan would love nothing more than to divide Christians and keep us from focusing solely on God. He relishes the thought of people going after each other rather than coming together to pray to our Jehovah-Rapha, the God who Heals.
I implore you, dear friends. Take the time to love and pray for each other, no matter what side of the fence you’re on. At the end of the day, there’s only one side… God’s.