18th May 2020

The Power of Love

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.”
Romans 12:9-10 (NIV)

In this present crisis we see how powerful love can be, as people from all walks of life, many nationalities and backgrounds come together to fight in whatever way they can, a common invisible yet deadly, enemy. Many are risking their own lives to save others.

It is good to see that those who choose to serve in the NHS, in caring and as volunteers are being thanked by the applause of the nation. Some may pray before they begin their shift and during the day acknowledging that it is God who is their ever-present help – he is Love. He is against the evil one who is the author of all that would harm us – visible or invisible. God is devoted to us, his love is eternal, he will never leave us nor forsake us. Nothing can ever separate us from his love. God asks us to reflect to others the devotion he has for us.

1 John 4:9-11 encourages us with “This is how God showed His love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love another.”

Prayer
Father, we thank you for your awesome love that compels us to love others, and will not let us go, for you are with us always.
Amen

Study by Reg Newton

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About the Author:
Reg Newton attends the Watford Congregation of Grace Communion International in the UK. He and his wife, Pat, provide a prayer table for the community outside the Church each Saturday.

Local Congregation:
Gracecom Watford
St. Peter’s Church
61 Westfield Avenue
Watford, Herts.
WD24 7HF

Meeting Time:
Saturday 11AM

Local Congregational Contact:
George Henderson
Phone: 01923-855570
Email: watford@gracecom.church