Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
I was just wondering if at a time in your life, you have in passing, thought of a statement that began with “if I was God,…” I can’t speak for you but at some point in my life, when I saw certain people say, do or refuse to do particular assignments, I just wished that for a brief moment I had the chance to play the role of ‘God’. I thought of how I would make those people think right, do right and cause them minor discomforts that will set their minds back to reality but the truth is ‘ God is God and I am not’.
Rightly so because as a matter of fact ‘we cannot do the job God does’. In the very least, we would definitely have ensured that the wicked got a fair taste of their own medicine but God on the other hand even let’s His sun rise and sends rain for both the ‘good and the bad’ without any discrimination.
That is why Jesus makes pretty much a straight forward and frank statement in the Gospel today: “If you love those who love you, what is so special and exceptional about that?” Beloved, we may not be able to play ‘God’, but he invites us to make some effort to follow his lead by doing our best to love and to do good with little regard for status.
A believer should have no interest in putting up walls of differences and categorisation, instead we must be bridge builders and the bridges that connect others to God. Special implies out of the ordinary hence in showing love, something special means crossing borders and reaching out to those who appear to exist outside our circles.
That is something God would do.
Remember # you cannot be God but you can do what He tells you to.