“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.” Colossians 3:12-14
This morning I read the above scripture and I was so blessed that I wanted you to be blessed too! I love that it tells us to put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness and longsuffering. As I was reading this scripture from the Bible this morning, a devotion that I had read in a book last week came to mind. A dear and talented friend, who actually was the composer of the book and who also authored many of the devotions in the book, gave the book to me as a gift. The book is entitled, Joy for the Journey and the devotion that came to mind is below:
FIGHT FOR LOVE
“Throughout history, there have been heroes and warriors of every nation and creed, but no one fought harder for love-and won- than Jesus Christ.
Even when it became deadly for Him to love rebellious, self-centered, and hateful people, Jesus never quit. He fought, died, and rose again-because of love. But it wasn’t just any love. It was a higher love-an absurd, illogical, crazy love not common to this world.
It’s that kind of love we’re going for. Bring that love to mind when you are tempted to give up on a difficult person, relationship, job, church, or calling.
Pursue love. Make love a habit. Fight to see it rise again.”
Wow! No one fought harder for love and won than Jesus Christ! Are you tempted to give up today? Don’t! In His Name pursue love and fight to see it rise again!