1 Peter 4:8, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
I love this picture. It says a great deal.
This is obviously a couple that has been together for a long time. And even though there has been a rift between the two, he is willing to be wet so that she remains dry. And the smile on her face indicates that she is aware of his sacrifice despite their quarrel. Can you feel the comfort between the two despite being at odds with one another? This picture makes my heart smile. What about you?
Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion portrays a scene in which Jesus Christ is willfully leaning over the stump of a tree to take the flogging of 40 lashes. He speaks the words, “My heart is ready.”
The love our Savior and King had for us to cover our sins; to endure the tremendous, excruciating pain; to extend such a sacrifice for undeserving people like us is literally unconscionable.
And yet, even though we were sinners, He loved us anyway.
Are you angry at someone? Have they wronged you?
Even though you are mad at someone, it doesn’t give you the right to stop loving them. And yes, I said “right.” To carry the privilege of Christian, we must walk by Christian principles.
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” 1 John 4:16
Journal Question: How do you show the love of God to someone who has wronged you?