Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Love is always in the air on this day. Some are fortunate enough to have a sweetheart to treat them extra special, others – not so much. But it is a great day to consider the love our heavenly Father has for each of us; and, that is much more important than any other love out there.
I am going to quote one of my favorite passages in the Bible – this is very often called The Love Chapter. I am just going to quote this from I Corinthians 13:1-8a – from The Message translation, then I will just leave it here for you to ponder:
“If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain ‘Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always ‘me first.’ Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.
Love never dies,…..” That is a true sweetheart of a deal.
Written by Karran Martin
February 13, 2019