7 The end of the world is near. You must be the boss over your mind. Keep awake so you can pray. 8 Most of all, have a true love for each other. Love covers many sins. 9 Be happy to have people stay for the night and eat with you. 10 God has given each of you a gift. Use it to help each other. This will show God’s loving-favor. 11 If a man preaches, let him do it with God speaking through him. If a man helps others, let him do it with the strength God gives. So in all things God may be honored through Jesus Christ. Shining-greatness and power belong to Him forever. Let it be so. (1 Peter 4:7-11, New Living Translation).
Love is harder than hate.
Others live in that state.
Violent ways bring pain.
Evil a real bad game.
Crying for perceived needs.
Omit good works and deeds.
Vanquished hope holds great harm.
Every lie seen as worldly charm.
Run to God whose love surrounds.
Start praying where pain abounds.
Moments in God say evil won’t win.
All God’s love will push away sin.
Never forget evil’s dark power.
You have love so no need to cower.
Stand tall and seek faithful eyes,
Immortal, invisible, God only wise.
Never let go of love here to stay.
Sin covered by love just goes away. (1 Peter 4:8b, New Life Version)
Seeking the Genuine,
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In cooperation with:
Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church
Spirit’s Breath Ministries