I encourage you today to find a way to grow that love, to love others, like Jesus loves you. Find out more about love in today’s video.[leadplayer_vid id=”51CBD81488B0C”]
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Hi, I’m Rachel Kerr Schneider. Thank you for joining me today.
I want to spend a few minutes talking about one of the most famous verses in the Bible, it’s about love, and if you’ve attended a wedding you’ve probably heard it.
It is 1st Corinthians, chapter 13, and some people read the whole chapter, and some read particular parts, and they use it at weddings because it does talk about love.
I want to share this translation which is the New Living Translation. I want to share this with you, this is chapter 13, verse 4: “Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful or proud, or rude. Love does not demand it’s own way. Love is not irritable and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.”
And you know when you’re getting married, and you’re standing before the alter and you’re hearing these words, you’re like, “Wow! Love, it’s fabulous!”. And you know what? It is! And, it endures through everything. And, God’s love for us is unquestionable, and it’s unconditional. And, for us to have that same kind of love for our children, for our spouse for our friends, our family, our neighbors, even our enemies; Jesus said love your enemies, it’s hard. And, it’s challenging and that is why it is so important that the nearer that we draw to God, then the nearer he comes to us. And so, the more that we can look to Him to build us up, and the more that we can recognize this great love that He has for us, then the better able we are to share that love with others. So, love, the greatest of these; faith, hope and love, the greatest of these is love.
So I encourage you today to find a way to grow that love, to love others, like Jesus loves you.
I’m Rachel Kerr Schneider. Thank you for joining me today.