Faith, Hope & Love. 3 words that have deep meaning for most… and especially us Christians. It is by faith that we are saved, it is hope that keeps our eyes on Christ, and without love, we have nothing.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Alright, I’ll admit it… I love love. I adore Valentine’s Day… it’s so cute and sweet and such a wonderful opportunity to share with your loved ones a little extra special somethin’. Yea, It’s commercialized, and a great excuse to sell lots of cheesy heart shaped things and tacky stuffed animals, but I don’t care. I like it.
I tend to be a lover… not a fighter. I like things to be smooth and breezy. Remember those giggling unicorns? Yea, that’s really how my mind works. Glitter, rainbows, sunshine, and unicorns. Me and confrontation? We certainly aren’t getting married. Strife, war, enemies, and discord don’t really fit into my master plan. But the reality is…. it is a part of life. As long as Satan is hanging around like a punk, there will be “issues” and “drama”.
Kinda crappy huh? It’s probably a little pointless to, ehem, point this out, but I do NOT deal well with any of that stuff. It makes me want to run and hide. Think turtle… or ostrich. Take your pick, I don’t resemble either one.. I do, however, resemble these animals:
Don’t Judge, mkay?
Well, that was a rabbit trail I didn’t intend to travel down, but it made me giggle, so it stays.
Anyways… I don’t deal with strife or conflict well. I just want everyone to love me and each other. Life is too short for all the junk and I like to pretend it doesn’t exist.
But it does.
It realllllllllllllly does.
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
The Word tells us that it exists, and even gives us a plan to fix it. How? It’s actually super simple. So simple, in fact, that most of the time we royally screw it up. It’s love. If we would just LOVE, it would simple cover up all offenses. Like an eraser on a chalkboard… love smooths over the hate and scatters it far and wide so it can’t rule over anything anymore.
Love is a many splendor-ed thing, love lifts us up, all you need is love. Yea, I know, that’s from Moulin Rouge. (Excuse my musical reference… but you are on a site named Musically Pink…. just sayin’.)
Seriously, though, love is all we need. Love covers a multitude of sins, love is how we reach out to the unsaved, love is the language that can diffuse a war. Why? Because God is love. And God is everything. He is all we need, so Love is all we need.
(I know this doesn’t do this subject justice, and I will be posting more on how and when to walk in love and more, so stayed tuned!)