Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. – (1 Peter 4:8, NIV)
Above all, show sincere love to each other, because love brings about the forgiveness of many sins. – (1 Peter 4:8, CEB)
Most of all, love each other as if your life depends on it. Love makes up for practically anything. – (1 Peter 4:8, MSG)
We are called to love one another deeply, sincerely, as if our very life depended on it. The forgiveness that comes as a result of genuine love, makes peace possible and creates a culture within us to care well for others. Our capacity to love grows exponentially as we understand and accept the love that God has for us, individually. May we seek the Lord and receive all that He has to offer, so that we may go forth and love deeply, as love makes up for practically anything.
More than anything,
We need to choose love;
From a sincere heart,
Grace shall rise above.
Love knows forgiveness,
So freely, forgives;
Grants hope to others,
To rise in grace, live.
What we are given,
We often return;
Let us seek God’s love,
So perfect love’s learned.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You call us to love, as love covers over and forgives a multitude of sin. Thank You that You do not call us to do anything that You have not already done for us. Forgive us for the times that we have withheld forgiveness or love toward another. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would rely on Your grace and goodness to fill us and equip us to love at all times, even when it is difficult to love. Show us how to love those around us in a way that demonstrates Your unending goodness and grace. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek Your heart to love deeply, just as You love us. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. – John 13:34