March 14, 2017
Power Of Love
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4:8
A woman named Beth was driving her husband Jim’s pride and joy, a little green MG. He had labored over this car for hours every Saturday for four years. He had wanted a car like this for almost all of his life. As Beth was driving, she saw a boy on a bicycle and swerved to avoid him. She heard the little car being crunched, scraped, and the glass breaking. Another driver stopped to help her out of the car. She was dazed but not hurt when the police officer approached her and asked for her insurance papers.
She did not so much fear the wrath of her husband, for he was gentle and nice, but she feared the great disappointment he would have. She dreaded the hurt and anguish she would see on his face.
As she went to the glove compartment to get the insurance papers, she found them in a plastic package. To her surprise on top of all the documents was a white envelope with her name on it. She opened it and began to read: “Dear Beth, if you are reading this, you have probably been in an accident. Don’t worry. I pray that you are all right, and just remember it is you that I love. Jim”
The best of us have wrecked our lives at times. We have made a mess. We have loved darkness rather than light. But the cross is God’s statement to us that no matter how much we have wrecked our lives and disappointed Him, He says, “Remember it is you I love.”
Prayer Focus: Spend time in prayer adoring God for His love. Pray that as we move forward as a church, we will always cultivate a loving relationship with God and each other. Ask the Lord what Fred Wes family member you can reach out to today, expressing His love.