Monday, June 12, 2017

"Love Covers"

"Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins."  1 Peter 4:8

"Love covers a multitude of sins".  There is no place that we see this truer than in the love that the Heavenly Father has for us. 

When Jesus was on earth, He showed us what the Father was like.  ("When you have seen Me, you have seen the Father".- John 14:9)  He also told us what the Father was like.  One story He told, in particular, showed the great love of the Father and how His love truly does cover a multitude of sins.  It was the story of the prodigal son.

When the son returned to the father's house, the father ran out and embraced him and covered him not only with a robe but with love.  The father loved this son so much that he received him back home unconditionally.  His love covered a multitude of this wayward son's sins.

The father's love covered the son's rebellion, it covered his hate, it covered his shame, his guilt, his self-condemnation, his bitterness.  It covered his wastefulness.  It covered his adulteries and his "loose-living".  It covered his bad reputation, it covered the reproach that the son had brought on the family.  All the sins that the son had committed where covered-- and forgiven--by the father.  Again, what a beautiful picture this is of how the love of the Heavenly Father covers, forgives and cleanses our sins.

Whatever you have done, there is no sin too great, no number of sins that are too many, that the Heavenly Father can't or won't forgive.  He loves you more than you can imagine.  And His love will cover them all.

Have a great day.  God's love for you will cover the multitude of your sins.      

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