Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Unwrapping the Gift of Love

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. Not for all the commercialism of it, but for what it stands for, Love. I love trying to find unique ways to express to my family how much I love them.

I have been spending some time in 1 Corinthians 13 as I am preparing some devotions for my girls for next week.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

This is another one of those really familiar verses of scripture that even non-Christians know. It is 5 verses that sound so simple when they are read at weddings. Of course love is patient and kind. . . Of course love is not rude, or easily angered. . .

However, if you look at the divorce rate, you would say love does fail. The problem is, it does not have to. Can you imagine if all couples really practiced 1 Corinthians 13 in their marriage?

Today I am unwrapping the gift of Love for Tuesdays Unwrapped over at Chatting at the Sky. I am going to write this verse and hang it on my mirror and post it by my computer. As Valentine's Day approaches I am going to focus on the words in this verse. I am going to try to love as it is written in the book of First Corinthians because I believe that real Love Never Fails.


Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Hey there! Loving the new look blog and direction.

I love the challenge this verse gives us and how we have this to aim for in our relationships with others.
Love Collette xxx

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Love, just like faith, is a verb. We have to do it, even when we don't feel it. Thanks for the great reminder!

Dawn said...

a great idea for valentines day! i think love never fails... it is us who fail... and have to hoist ourselves back up and into the hands of Jesus...