January 16 – The Covering of Love


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The Covering of Love

“True love is willing to give at any price regardless of reciprocation.” –Kenneth Kuykendall

During a blizzard storm in South Wales, England, a young mother and her baby were making their way across some foothills when she was overtaken by the frigid storm.  Failing to reach her destination, a group of searchers found her frozen body with the baby tightly wrapped underneath her; the child was warm and still alive.  The mother had taken off her outer garments and covered her child from the cold.

The baby grew up to be David Lloyd George, Britain’s prime minister and one of the greatest statesmen in England.  His political and social greatness was made possible because his mother covered him in love.

Love is the greatest of all virtues.  True love is selfless and sacrificial.  True love is willing to give at any price regardless of reciprocation.  The apostle Paul said, “And now abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity” (1 Corinthians 13:13).

True love was displayed officially at Calvary when Christ died in our place.  Our burden of sin was laid upon Him as He covered us in grace.  He not only took our sin, He took our sin away.  This “covering” affords us the life of blessing and honor.  Much like David Lloyd George, our achievements in life can only be attributed to the covering of God’s love.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING: Genesis 43-45

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