April 4, 1968 –this day in history stands out to a lot of people because it’s the date that Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. He was doing work for civil rights, working so that all people had equal rights in America. Not everyone liked what he was trying to do. Mr. King knew that, but it didn’t stop him from trying to make the world a better place.
Sometimes the decisions we make are not easy. Can we make decisions based on what’s best for other people, not for ourselves?
The Bible tells us that we should put others first, and at the root of it all is love. It doesn’t matter what we do if it’s not out of love for others. Love is connected to faith and to hope, so hold to those tight, and do not give up faith or hope.
I may understand all secrets and know everything there is to know, and I may have faith so great that I can move mountains. But even with all this, if I don’t have love, I am nothing…13 So these three things continue: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13: 2, 13
Dear Lord, Give me your hope today, I need it. Help me hold tight to my faith in you, because sometimes it gets weak. And fill me with your love today, so I may pass it on to others. Amen.