What Goes Around, Comes Around
In the Word
Love is patient, love is kind. … It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4a, 7
Of the Word
As my husband and I prepared for an overseas mission trip, an older woman in our congregation gave me her special cross necklace to wear on the trip.
When we returned home, I planned to present her with a gift and also return the necklace. However, with love in her eyes, she told me that the necklace was mine to keep. As time passed, our friendship grew stronger. When her health failed, I spent a good deal of time with her. It was as though I became the daughter that she’d never had.
The story of the precious necklace has been told many times, a witness to the strong friendship that grew from a loving relationship in Christ. My dear friend and I not only remembered Jesus’ words, but lived them: A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another (John 13: 34–35).
Walking with my Lord
Your love, O Lord, brings depth to my life. May this love be reflected as I reach out to others. May that love continue in an ever-widening circle as I share Your love in all of my relationships. In Jesus’ name. Amen.