“And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you” 1 Thessalonians 3:12, ESV.
This past weekend, I was able to see some old friends that are like family that I haven’t seen in a while. I often say about the friendships that I’ve had since college that if I put them next to what they would look like in heaven, there would be no difference. That’s how much of a blessing these people are to me. We laughed and talked, and it is such a blessing to see people that we love.
In this holiday season, you will realize just how much you love and appreciate the people God has put into your life. Count it a blessing to have the family and friends that you have in this hour. Treasure and appreciate it deeply. If you have any issues or divisions with those you care about, let God’s healing be. Let love be. Amid everything happening around us, you notice in times like these what really matters.
Prayer: Father, thank You for speaking to me. What a precious time this is, and I appreciate it even now more than I ever have. I am overjoyed to have family and friends to love. Help me always to count my blessings. With everyone I know, help me to let love be. This is what really matters. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: John 13:34-35, Ephesians 4:32, 1 Peter 4:8, 1 John 4:7-8