Daily Devotional for Today 14 February 2022 | Monday Message
Read Daily Devotional for Today 14 February 2022
Topic: Showing Love As A Disciple
Scripture: Matthew 18:21-22
Daily Devotional for Today 14 February 2022 Message
There are so many ways in which we show love to others every day. Doing something nice for a friend or family member – or even a stranger – is showing love. Praying for others is love. For me, one of the most powerful way we show love as a disciple of Jesus is forgiveness.
In 1970, a movie came out called “Love Story.” In it, there was an often quoted line: “Love is never having to say you’re sorry.” I believe that “Love” is just the opposite. I have a feeling that Jesus would agree with me. Jesus told Peter that we must forgive “seventy times seven.”
We are told in The Lord’s Prayer that we will be forgiven as we forgive, and the most powerful sign of love and forgiveness is when he forgave the soldiers who were nailing him to the cross. Family, friends, co-workers, even the person who cuts you off in traffic, or takes the parking space you were waiting for give us an opportunity to show love through forgiveness every day.
And, because we are human and often offend others, we need to seek forgiveness from those we may have hurt. Each one of us will have a different opinion as to how we show love as a disciple, but I hope each of us has forgiveness near the top of the list.
Prayer for Today
O Lord, it is so hard to forgive sometimes. Even the people we love can hurt us, our spouses, our children, our friends, and yet forgiveness is one of the greatest signs that we love. Help us to let go of wrongs and open our hearts to the fullness of love. Amen.
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