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verses 21-22: “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; For you will heap burning coals on his head, And the LORD will reward you.”

I was watching an old episode of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, a Filmation cartoon I enjoyed in my younger days. Like a lot of these type of cartoons, this one had good moral messages it would convey to the viewer. During the plot of this episode, He-Man and Battle Cat were aiding Orko on his home planet of Trolla against one of Skeletor’s minions. The evil henchman was trying to knock He-Man into a cyclonic bottomless hole by throwing boulders at him (which He-Man of course smashed each one to bits). Seeing an opening, the henchman grabbed a vine-covered boulder and threw it, not realizing he was tangled in the vines. He wound up being snagged on an outcropping in the cliff, just inches from going into the hole. He-Man risked his life and rescued him; once safe, the henchman was confused that He-Man would save him…he wouldn’t have done that for He-Man. “That’s where we are different”, said He-Man, “you see me as your enemy…but I don’t see you as mine.”

This is a proverb that doesn’t make sense to the world. I’m speaking here of a world that believes “look out for number 1”, “what’s in it for me”, and “let’s do it to them before they do it to us”. Jesus Christ doesn’t see us as enemies; make no mistake, He hates sin…but He loves us. He took our place on a cruel cross and sacrificed all to save us. When we know and accept Him as Lord and Savior of our lives, He wants us to do the same….not only loving our family and friends, but loving our enemies. Remember, He showed His love to a committed Christian killer on the road to Damascus…and that man Saul became Paul, one of the greatest missionaries ever to walk the earth. As you walk the earth today, remember fellow Christian…that’s why we are different.

Have a blessed day in the Lord. Happy Thanksgiving!

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