4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-6, 8-13
This excerpt of a letter of the Apostle Paul's to the church in Corinth is a favorite scripture of Shelli's. It's easy to see why!
Paul is encouraging the church to stop looking inward and to reach out to their brothers and sisters in Christ with love.
During this month of February our minds quickly turn to Valentine's Day. Although it's wonderful to share our love with each other.
Sharing God's love is not about chocolates, roses and greeting cards. It's about living our lives as God intended.
Because of His love for us, He gave us His son as a sacrifice for our brokenness.
Through the cross Jesus gives us the greatest gift of love, eternal life.
How will you respond to that love? How will you share God's love?