-Romans 13:10 (NIV)
"Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers all wrongs." -Proverbs 10:12 (NIV)
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us." -I John 4:18-19 (NIV)
Love is often thought of as a noun, a thing that we do or have, but love has power. The power of love can be a verb, an action word. Love DOES things. Love can drive away fears (I John 4:18), love can save us (John 3:16), love can cover all wrongs (Proverbs 10:12). Letting love be an action won't do harm (Romans 13:10), but can fulfill God's law.
When we begin to think about how to change the world, we should start with love. Love begins with God, spreads through the home, and then shines out of the home and into the darkest corners of the world. We can love because God first loved us...and we should show His love to everyone!
A little love can light up the darkest room. Look for ways to show love throughout your day!
Thank You for loving me when I don't deserve Your love. Please help me to show love to others, because You first loved me. Allow Your love to shine through me and into the darkness in order to make a difference in this world for Your Kingdom. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.