“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”
1 Peter 4:8, NIV
A woman named Beth was driving her husband, Jim’s, pride and joy, a little green MG. He had labored over this car for hours every Saturday for four years. He had wanted a car like this for most of his life. As Beth was driving she saw a boy on a bicycle and swerved to avoid him. She heard the little car being crunched, scraped, and the glass breaking. Another driver stopped to help her out of the car. She was dazed but not hurt when the police officer approached her and asked for her insurance papers.
She did not so much fear the wrath of her husband, for he was gentle and nice, but she feared the great disappointment he would have. She dreaded the hurt and anguish she would see on his face.
As she went to the glove compartment to get the insurance papers, she found them in a plastic package. To her surprise on top of all the documents was a white envelope with her name on it. She opened it and began to read:
Dear Beth, If you are reading this, you have probably been in an accident.
Don’t worry. I pray that you are all right, and just remember it is you that I love, Jim
The best of us have wrecked our lives at times. We have made a mess. We have loved darkness rather than light. But the cross is God’s statement to us that no matter how much we have wrecked our lives and disappointed Him, He says, “Remember it is you I love.”
QUESTION: Have you ever “wrecked” your life? Do you believe God still loves you? Why is it difficult for us to believe in God’s unconditional love?