Let brotherly love continue. – Hebrews 13:1
Meditation: Today is the day after Valentine’s Day. Should we stop loving? Of course not! Love is the hallmark of Christianity and the glue that keeps us together despite many strains. The philial or brotherly love within the Church helps us work together and see past former grievances and problems. As the psalmist says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1).
As an amateur work worker, I am familiar with the importance and power of glue. Glue holds furniture and cabinetry together. Some glues merely bind two things mechanically. Still others change the very nature of two materials, welding them together as one, melting and mingling them at a molecular level. In every case, the glue is what keeps things together.
What sort of glue are you? What things or people do you help bind together? May the Lord bless you to have the will and the strength to use love to keep your relationships strong.
Call to Action: Read 1 Corinthians 13, and remember that love, God’s love, is best shared daily. As the manna in the wilderness, He renews this blessing day by day for use in the present.