Atomic Bombshell


True Love

June 24th, 2004

My favorite translation of 1 Corinthians 13…

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but do not love – I am nothing more than the creaking of an old 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 am 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 didn’t accomplish anything. So no matter what I say, what I believe, or what I do – I am 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
Doesn’t put itself first
Doesn’t fly off the handle
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others
Doesn’t revel when others grovel
Finds joy in the revelation of truth
Puts up with anything
Trusts God at all times
Always seeks out the best
Never looks back, but
Keeps going to the end
Love never dies!

We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog; peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright. We’ll see it all then, as clearly as God sees us, knowing Him directly just as He knows us!

But for right now, and until that time, we have three things to do which will lead us triumphantly toward that great day of completion: Trust in God steadily – Hope incessantly – Love extravagantly …And of these three, the best by far is to LOVE.

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