Planning a wedding, celebrating an anniversary, or just thinking about God's gifts? Spend some time reflecting on these meaningful quotes.
There’s no shortage of quotes about love or romantic song lyrics to provide ample fodder for love letters. But how about looking to the ultimate love letter—the Bible—for truly divine inspiration when it comes to finding the right words?
Yes, the Bible has plenty to say about gratitude but it’s also rich with lessons about the real meaning of love, both God’s and your own, which means you’ll find plenty of insight and wisdom when it comes to wedding readings, wedding toasts, or moving maid-of-honor speeches in addition to more secular wedding quotes. There’s also plenty of inspiration of the love-thy-neighbor and love-yourself sort. Chances are, you know someone who could stand to hear that message right about now—or maybe it’s one that you could use it yourself. Either way, bookmark these Bible verses about love for whenever you need to celebrate, take a moment of reflection, or enjoy an uplifting reminder that no one’s ever truly alone. They call it the Good Book for a reason.
Julius W: The United States government sent nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to China—including masks and respirators—almost three weeks after the first case of the coronavirus was reported in the state of Washington. In a press release from the State Department dated Feb. 7, the agency announced it was prepared to spend up to $100 million to assist China as the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths continued to rise there. The day the press release went out, Trump tweeted that he spoke with China’s President Xi Jinping and that China would be “successful especially as the weather starts to warm & the virus hopefully becomes weaker and then gone.” At the time, sending supplies overseas may have seemed like the right thing to do. But it’s worth noting that this release of vital medical supplies came two days after several senators, including Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy, offered to allocate congressional emergency funding for preventative health measures and research to ward off the virus in the United States—and President Donald Trump turned it down. “Local health systems need supplies, training, screening staff, etc…” tweeted Murphy, “and they need it now.”