Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. – (Colossians 3:14, NLT)
Together with those things, the most important part of your new life is to love each other. Love is what holds everything together in perfect unity. – (Colossians 3:14, ERV)
And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it. – (Colossians 3:14, MSG)
Some families are casual and some are formal as they gather for the holidays. However, the most lasting and lovely garment we can don on any given occasion, is that of love. Love breaks down barriers and brings people together in peace. Where tension once reigned, kindness comes in and conveys the calm that Christ intended. For some, the garment of love that we choose to wear, may be the only glimpse of goodness that exists in their environment. As one receives such love, they too are equipped to go and do likewise. May we begin each day by clothing ourselves with the love of Christ, so that we may go forth and love others as we have been loved.
The greatest garment,
That we can choose wear;
Is that of God’s love,
He intends we share.
As we choose share love,
His peace enters in;
For harmony comes,
Where love is given.
No matter the day,
Event or reason;
Let’s dress up in love,
This lovely season.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that as we seek You and Your goodness and grace, You clothe us in Your love. Thank You that as we go forth in Your love, we are bound together in unity in You. Forgive us for not clothing ourselves in the love You give. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would depend on You to fill us and equip us so that we can love as You love. Show us how to love those around us in a way that promotes Your perfect peace. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we clothe ourselves in Your everlasting love. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. – Psalm 145:8