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My Divine Note: Showing God’s love for others – Colossians 3:14

May 4, 2011
Colossians 3:14 (New King James Version) But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
Colossians 3:14 (GOD’S WORD Translation)Above all, be loving. This ties everything together perfectly.
Colossians 3:14 (New Century Version) Even more than all this, clothe yourself in love. Love is what holds you all together in perfect unity.
Colossians 3:14 (New International Reader's Version) And over all of those good things put on love. Love holds them all together perfectly as if they were one.

I never know how the Spirit of God is going to inspire me to write these Divine Notes, but I’ve learned to leave it in God’s hands. Lately, I’ve been thinking that I wanted to write to inspire unbelievers to see the sweet side of living in the power of a God who is real and oh, so personal. I have that chance now.

This morning I opened a card from a former co-worker and dear friend who recently retired. She was writing to thank me for putting together a celebration for her big milestone. I very much appreciate thank you notes, but this one was special and it truly touched my heart – it made me very, very happy. She wrote: “You do well at loving responses! (Col. 3:14) Remember – actions speak louder than words, and you are always showing God’s love for others!”

I smiled when I read it and then it sank in: Wow! She felt God’s love through something I did for her! Somehow -- it had not occurred to me that God used me as the vessel to show her that he cared. I didn't realize my act of kindness had that impact – but it did. I also realized that I needed to thank the Lord for all the gifts that he has given me to care for others. It really is all about love - God's love.

She felt God’s love, and so did I.

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