The wind howls through a crack in my window. The truth woke me up today.
Love. Endures long and is patient and kind; Love is never envious, nor does it boil over with jealousy. It isn’t haughty or boastful or vain. It isn’t conceited or rude. It doesn’t insist on its own rights or its own way because it is not self seeking: and because of this, it isn’t fretful or resentful. It never holds a grudge in fact, it doesn’t even pay attention to a suffered wrong. It doesn’t rejoice at injustice but rejoices when RIGHT and TRUTH prevail.
The truth woke me up today. The truth that Love is everything. Without Love, anything I say and do and believe in the name of God is obnoxious. It’s a clanging cymbal.
Love bears up under anything and everything that comes. I brace myself on Love, and I lean in and on this Love, no matter what comes. Because Love never fails or passes away.
As for prophecy- the gift of being able to interpret the divine will and purpose of things- It will be fulfilled and pass away.
As for tongues- they will be destroyed and cease.
As for knowledge- It will lose its value and be superseded by truth.
Our knowledge is filled with holes. It’s fragmented and incomplete. Our prophecies and our teachings are also imperfect.
Love remains. Love is the greatest of these. Without Love I am nothing.
For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim reflection of reality. What I know now is only IN PART of what I will know later. What I know now is imperfect.
-1 Corinthians 13: 4-13
Thank God for his word. I don’t have to live frantically grasping for truth. I don’t have to be stuck in the void of the unknown, without the voice of God to tell me what to believe or what the truth is. His word is the only path to take. He speaks through His word.
LOVE is the greatest of all gifts. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
This is what I know God says. “Pursue and seek to acquire this Love. Make it your great quest and your total aim.”
What a perfect Easter gift. What a glorious hope to stand on. Love was made for me. And it's no wonder...
Perfect Love casts out fear.