And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13
Love is the basis for God’s relationship with His children here on earth. Jesus’s two greatest commandments, above all others, are to love God with all your heart and soul and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew: 22:36-40)
We can do all the good works and toil and have mountain-moving faith. We can speak in the tongues of men or angels. We can understand all mysteries and knowledge through the gift of prophecy. But without love, we can do all those things, but be nothing, and gain nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)
Love is foundational.
As agents of light, our walk should be a loving walk. If Jesus loved us so that He gave His life for us, and He even forgave and prayed for those who wronged and killed him, how can we not give our all to love others in the same way—regardless of how they treat us?
More than Valentine’s Day cards and romantic gestures…more than favors and sacrifices and help given to brothers and sisters…more than any of these, we need to walk the walk from our hearts. We are His loving hands and feet. Let’s make His love known to the world through us.
Chris Tomlin’s “Jesus Messiah” encapsulates a love so amazing we cannot even comprehend it, but we can receive it and circulate it!