Scripture Reading: 1 Cor. 13:1-13 Key verse: 1 Cor 13:7
Love…bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
There was a house in the pathway of a storm. As the winds blew,
the telephone poles and electrical lines were blown and stretched to the point of separation. Finally, the few lines connecting to the electrical transformer gave way, and darkness fell across the city.
God has created us to live in the light of His love. He never meant for the storms of life to separate us from Him. However, many times this is exactly what happens. Without thinking, we overlook the approaching storm clouds of temptation and yield to their confusion and fury. Only Christ has the ability to restore the power of love- His love- to our lives once it has been severed. In repentance we find that he forgives our sins and also restores and refreshes our weary, storm-driven lives.
We must stop counting the number of times we have failed the Lord. Look up into the eyes of His eternal love where we can find unconditional acceptance. Many people wonder what God wants for them. He desires for each of us to experience the goodness of his intimate love and personal care.
His love frees you from the bondage of guilt and shame. And His love encourages you to try once more whenever you fall. This is the power of God’s love: love believes all good things (1 Cor 13:7).
Dear Lord, would you please forgive my sin, restore me, and refresh my weary, storm driven life.