In February we will be offering a series on marriage. This is the series that Julie will have a few things to say as she will help me deliver one of the sermons. I'm looking forward to hearing her and I know it will be encouraging.
In the meantime I came across a wonderful translation of the famous chapter on love that Paul wrote the church in Corinth (1 Corinthians 13). Paul tells the church (and us) that love is seen in action. This translation says:
“I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always, ‘Me first!’ Love doesn’t fly off the handle. Love doesn’t keep score of the sins of others. Love doesn’t revel when others grovel. Love takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, puts up with anything, trusts God always, always looks for the best, never looks back.”
How do you find that kind of love? I look forward to unpacking that in February but in the meantime know this: God's love for us allows us to love others in that way. What a gift! And it isn't even Christmas yet!