February 10, 2014
[The Gift of Love] If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
The idea of love is one that throws many people off. Love is really the desire to know someone so intimately that we become a part of them. When we do this and we find ourselves without our loved one, we experience true heart pain, grief, and sadness. This why the death of a loved one is so difficult, especially a spouse. We have lost the one we so desired and wanted to be with forever. This is the love we read of in the Old Testament Book “Song of Songs (Solomon)”.
Let us take this a bit farther though today, is this the love we have for the God who created us and called us His own? Do we have the same desire and love for God we have for our spouse or significant other? If not, we need to ask ourselves why?
Prayer: God of love, help us to love you as much as we love those we are intimate with. It is through this desire of intimacy that we grow to be the people you created us to be. Forgive us our failings and lead us to a deeper relationship with you. In Jesus’s name we pray. Amen.