LOVE IS EVERYTHING

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  LOVE LETTERS|DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR SINGLES|DAY 81

Scripture for Today

1 Corinthians 1:1-2    1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. (ESV)



Oswald Golter was a missionary in northern China during the 1940’s. After ten years service he was returning home. His ship stopped in India, and while waiting for a boat home he found a group of refugees living in a warehouse on the pier. Unwanted by anyone else the refugees were stranded there. Golter went to visit them. As it was Christmas-time wished them a merry Christmas and asked them what they would like for Christmas.

“We’re not Christians,” they said. “We don’t believe in Christmas.”

“I know,” said the missionary, “but what do you want for Christmas?” They described some German pastries they were particularly fond of, and so Oswald Golter cashed in his ticket, used the money to buy baskets and baskets of the pastries, took them to the refugees, and wished them a merry Christmas.

When he later repeated the incident to a class, a student said, “But sir, why did you do that for them? They weren’t Christians. They don’t even believe in Jesus.”

“I know,” he replied, “but I do!”

Love is the greatest gift of all, we can do signs and wonders, preach with apostolic power but if we cannot love in the God kind of way then it's useless. The love of God is abundant in mercy and grace. As Christians we are called to live a life of love always. 

Prayer: Father you have called me to live a life of love help me live in love abundantly.

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