February 14 – The Only True Love

“Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8 (NASB)

In the very popular movie “The Princess Bride” . Westley and Buttercup are in love and go through a great deal to be with each other. It’s a fun and uplifting story. If you search for “true love,” on the internet you will find a glut of opinions of what the world says true love is. Love is no small thing and true love is a gift. Spiritual love is from God for God is love. Covering and forgiving sins is the nature of true spiritual love, whether from God to man or Christian to Christian. God’s love is essential and so we want to know what God means in John 15:17 “This I command you, that you love one another.” This is what Jesus prayed for his disciples on the night in which he gave Himself to those who were going to kill Him. From John 17:26 He prays, “so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” Knowing Jesus is knowing true love. It is Jesus abiding in us that brings and manifests true love in our lives. Let’s be fervent “stretched” in our love for one another today.