"The bride says, "His banner over me was love." Song of Solomon 2:4
The victor in war gets to fly his own colors, or banner. Do you realize you were won to Jesus by His love. Yeah, some start moving toward God because of their fear of hell, but the final blow in your battle came to you, by way of His love. "His banner over me was love."
There is a story of a terrorist with the Red Brigade, a Marxist-Lennist group. This leader had planned a bank robbery to help fund their cause. Furbelone had men stationed at different locations around the bank waiting for his signal to start the robbery. He was dressed like a bagger, and located himself on the steps of a church across the street.
Now a little girl on her way to school, climbed the steps to the church to pray. His disguise convinced her he was a bagger; and taking out her lunch, she broke of a part for herself, and gave the rest to him.
At first he wanted to push her out of the way, but he was struck by the thought: "Here is a human being who looks upon me with love, who considers me honest and worthy of esteem." Instead of giving the signal to start the bank robbery, the notorious terrorist took the sandwich from the smiling girl and entered the church with her. His criminal life was over.
Proverbs 10:12 says, "Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all sins." Imagine God's ornate banner covering you and every sin you have committed. Now picture every difficult person you know and their sins under the same banner. How does this change your view of them? As you are changed, pray God's unconditional love also changes them.
May His love bless you today, and remember that you are loved this day!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!