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July 27, 2021: The Plaque in My Kitchen

“Love is patient, love is kind. It doesn’t boast. It isn’t proud. It doesn’t dishonor others, it isn’t self-seeking. It keeps no record of wrongs. Love doesn’t delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres” (1 Cor. 13:4–7, paraphrased).

This paraphrased version of 1 Corinthians 13:4–7 is written on a plaque and hangs on a wall in our kitchen. It means something special to me. God’s love is unconditional. Everyone should follow and live by these words throughout their lives, and certainly in marriage. My parents live by these words daily, and I want to follow their example. I want to keep learning to follow our Father’s Word.

Dear God, thank You for parents who teach me about You and show Your love in their lives. Help me to continue to learn more about You. Amen.

Henry Brenner is a fourth-grader at the Roanoke Adventist Christian School in Virginia.