"If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing." 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NLT
We are a society of love. Have you noticed that? We crave it. We look for it online. In movies. In books. We have a craving to love and to being loved. Why? Because God designed us that way.
It was out of love that God first created us. It is out of human love that we recreate. That old cliche 'love is what makes the world go round,' is very true at times.
Sometimes though, we--as humans--get the concept of love all distorted. Love, the way it was intended, is a wonderfully powerful emotion. It didn't have strings attached. It wasn't connected to outer beauty. It wasn't depended on what you did and didn't do. Love was love. Pure and simple.
To God, the power of love was greater than speaking in tongues, the gift of prophesy, great wisdom or faith & charity. Love was greater than of all these.
The power of love was so great that it was what made the Lord Jesus come to earth as a baby and as an adult, die on the cross for us to save us from our sins. That is true love.
If the power of love is that important, don't you think we should try it more often? Truly love from the spirit, not from the flesh? If there was more love in the world, there may be a little less sadness, broken-spirits and lonely lives.
Spread the power of love!