By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Today I am totally captivated by the life of Jonah.
He entirely demonstrates the "older son" in the story of the parable of the Prodigal (Luke 15:11-32,) while Ninevah is a display of the younger son who repents and responds to the overtures of the Father's love. God has an infinite love and desire to deliver the destitute, the derelict, and the undesirable. Until we see "ourselves" in this light, we live lives incapable of loving as the Father ... but when His heart is incorporated into ours, the possibilities are endless into what He can do through us. When we are submerged in God's truth and grace; we emerge and love others with the same.
This is what it means ... to love Christ.

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

If your enemy is hungry,
You must give him food to eat;
If your enemy is thirsty,
You are not to make retreat.

It is given you to fill him,
It is given you to love;
If you haven’t it within you,
God will give it from above.

He will match the most unlovely,
With a correlating grace;
He will give you strength to suffer,
One you’d choose to never face.

He will strengthen, He will meet you,
At the crux of every ill;
Those who’ve done a wrong against you,
You’re to love them … even still.

God will recompense the evil,
He, alone, decide the case;
You must simply offer mercy,
Trusting God to give you grace.

Feed the enemy that’s hungry,
Fill the cup that’s given you;
Choose to overcome an evil,
Trusting God for what He’ll do.

Therefore, If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:20-21