But the Greatest of These is Love
Posted by Dr. Fay on February 14, 2013
Image retrieved from Photobucket.
I Corinthians 13 is kown as the “love chapter.” Written by the Apostle Paul, it tells us what love is and isn’t. And it ends with this statement:
Image retrieved from Etsy.
And on Valentine’s Day, we celebrate Love. Children will be exchanging Valentines in schools, couples will be sharing special moments, and families and others will be sharing fondness and good wishes.
But where does love come from? I John 4: 7-12 tells us:
7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
God is love. And he showed His love toward us by sending His Son, who was in effect the First Valentine.
So as we share warm moments with those we love and care about today, let’s remember where love comes from and that the One who cares about every sparrow that falls also knows and cares about every detail of our lives.
We at SPIB want to wish all of our readers and friends an especially happy and blessed Valentine’s Day today.
Image retrieved from Design Treasure.