04 Jul Marked by Love – 7/4/20
John 13:34-35 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this, all people will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another.”
In 1848, The same year Karl Marx wrote his “Communist Manifesto,” Johan Wichern, known as “Father of Inner Mission” gave a speech to a large meeting of German evangelical churches by ending with this line, “love no less than faith is the Church’s indispensable mark.”
After this speech, the Church in Germany and different parts of Europe continued to commit for justice by the “practical programme of aid to the poor through hospitals, orphanages, special education, prison reform, and many more.” May this be the tone of Citylight, that we would all be known by our love.
Father we praise you for the love that has been manifested through you and through this church. May you continue to foster love in us for the glory of your name amongst the nation.