1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
There are things in my life that are far from perfect, but there’s a love in my life that is absolutely perfect. I’ve made choices in my life that have hurt me and others tremendously. But there’s a love in
my life that heals those that hurt.
God’s love is the real deal, period. “And these three things remain; faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
I believe most of us understand the power of faith and hope. We realize how faith and hope shape our thoughts, our actions, our past, and certainly our future. As powerful as both of them are, Paul tells us love is greater.
Think about this for a moment. When we finally meet with the One and only perfect source of love, face–to-face, then faith and hope will no longer be needed! Faith and hope, as powerful as both are – have no more value when finally in the presence of perfect love. Because there will be nothing else to have faith or hope for. It will be the only sure time of our existence when we can literally know and say, “I’ve arrived” or “I won!” No wonder
it’s called heaven!
I visualize, in my mind’s eye, it going like this: “Hi, this is heaven, home of perfect love. Come on in. Go ahead and leave any faith or hope you have at the door. They are no longer required! Ever!”
Until Heaven comes, I’ll take full advantage of current faith, hope, and love.
We are flawed people in a flawed world on a flawed journey looking for perfection.
A wonderful source to help you and me on this journey is consistently reading God’s words – the B.I.B.L.E. (basic instructions for the best living
God will talk to you personally through the Bible. You will feel Him. He will encourage you, love you, and help you grow.
Lord Please remind and motivate us to pursue more of you. More of this incredible phenomenon you created, you are, and give – called love. In your name I pray. Amen