Saturday, February 16, 2013

Love (Featured Devotion)

Day 24
Colossians 3:14
But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.
In his book on auditioning for Broadway, director Michael Shurtleff tells actors to consider every scene in a play a “love scene.”  It’s not that every scene is romantic.  But every scene has emotion, and our core emotion is love.  “The desire for love, to give it or receive it… is the chief propellant in human beings,” wrote Shurtleff.  “An actor had best learn that.”
We’d best all learn that.  Every experience in life is a love scene, and Christians are to love as Jesus loves.  The Bible speaks of putting on love like a garment.  Colossians 2:14 (NLT) says, “Above all, clothe yourselves with love.”  It’s a cloak we never remove.  Since the bible uses this symbol, why not take a moment and visualize it.  Look at the clothed you’re wearing today.  Think of them as radiating love.  Think of yourself as wearing the invisible threads of love, doing good, meeting needs, shedding offenses, showing compassion, projecting friendliness.  That’s the uniform of the Christian.
Recommended Reading: Colossians 3:12-14
If I take offense easily; if I am content to continue in cold unfriendliness, though friendship be possible, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
Amy Carmichael
From: “Turning points” Magazine and Devotional