Monday, September 24, 2012

Share His Love

1 Corinthians 13
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.   Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.   Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.   And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
The beauty and love of Christ is all around.  It is pressing around us on all sides like air.  When we quit fighting it that love will take a hold of us and our lives will change.  We will be refreshed and want to share that love with everyone we meet, whether we have known them for years or a new person God has placed in our lives.
Share His Love
The love of God is broader than earth's vast expanse,
Tis deeper and wider than the sea.
Love reaches out to all to bring abundant life,
For God so loved the world His only Son He gave.
All those who have trusted in God's only Son,
And hold this precious treasure in their hearts,
Seek ways to make it know to all who need to know
That God so loved the world His only Son He gave.
We show the love of God each day we live,
Reveal Christ's presence in our lives;
And how the Holy Spirit guides us day by day,
For God so loved the world His only Son He gave.
Share His love by telling what the Lord Has done for you.
Share His love by sharing of your faith,  and show the world that
Jesus Christ is real to you every moment, every day.
By William J. Reynolds

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