It is not the miracles, it is not the signs and wonders but it is the love that the followers of Jesus display towards their fellow men, in these last days here on Earth, which distinguishes them from those in the world.
Jesus told His disciples this profound truth just after He had washed their feet! (And one of them was a traitor).
Love is a doing word, a verb. We have to not only tell people we love them, but also show them that we love them by our actions - even those who do not like us very much.
Go and visit that old person in the old age home who is so very lonely, don’t just phone them!
Cook that favourite dish of food for your husband, it will speak louder than words.
Fix the dripping tap for your wife, and change the fused light globe she has been asking you to do for days.
Take your little boy fishing, even if you do not have the patience for fishing.
Give your staff that extra day off from work, they could really use that valuable time to be with their families.
Why you might ask?
Well, because that is exactly what Jesus did, remember: He fed five thousand people because He saw they were very hungry. He asked His beloved disciple John to look after His Mother, and His Mother to take care of His disciple, and spoke out that act of love while hanging by nails, and dying on a cross.
This is the kind of love Jesus wants you and I to implement. Less talking and more action - in other words, stop telling people that you love them and start showing them that you love them.
It is undoubtedly the best form of evangelism because when that poor, lost, hungry soul asks you “Why are you doing this for me?”, then you can introduce him to the Master, Jesus Christ.
Angus and Jill Buchan.