You walk in and it looks like a bomb has hit the place. There are photos in their frames laying on the floor, bits of household items and scattered furniture displaced everywhere. Stuff is strewn all over the floor. Paper litters the place. Nothing is where it used to be. Doors are wide open. You hardly recognise the place.
It’s moving day!
If you have ever moved house you will know what I mean.
Life is turned upside down. It is stressful to say the least. What once was your place of refuge, peace and rest has become a hive of activity… and a mess.
But then to your delight a friend arrives. Then another. And then some more. They begin to get stuck in and all that mess is being bundled into that removalist truck, friends cars, utes and trailers. The task at hand doesn’t seem as overwhelming as it did an hour ago.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
It is good to know you have friends who love you.
And it’s even better to be the friend who loves.