When a person decides to become a follower of someone, he becomes branded as what that person represents. Now, that’s easy and automatic. It is almost like becoming a “fan”. The downside though, is that there is no lasting and deep impression in a person’s heart.
A classic example of this is found in this text:
“From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.”
I would like us to see the other side of being a follower. A follower of Christ, I mean. I consider it a responsibility. An awesome responsibility. Apostle John took the time to present an old truth in a new way:
John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
It is a command, not a suggestion. It is incumbent upon us to do so. How?
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.”
Having said these, what about the great impact of loving one another?
John 13:35 “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Wow… talking about being branded as a follower of Christ! I call that a privilege. A great privilege of being associated with Jesus Christ.
Whether I like it or not, the way I relate with others reflects my brand of Christianity.
I can say then that:
“Loving one another is our endorsement to the world that we are Christ followers”
Let’s enjoy this video clip that shows how others flaunt their brand..