“A month of love; you must be kidding.” said my friend…”Who writes about a month of love? No wonder February is the shortest month of the year. Who could sustain all that gooey sweetness? I don’t think you can do it!”
Well, here we are to find out, for I intend to write about love all month. I hope you are up for it!
Now don’t throw out the whole idea. There is more to love than engagement rings and weddings.
Let’s start out with the most obvious. When love encompasses us, we are signing up for grief as well. Yes, it is true. If we love, the odds are that we will likely at some point, love a loved one. The pain is excruciating but we have first loved and that makes the grief all worthwhile.
When we love, we remember and live on that love long after the loss overcomes us. Memories are our strength.
If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. (1 Corinthians 13:1-6, MSG)
Let’s start February whether rich or poor in finances, but totally not bankrupt, for we have love.
Prayer- Lord, help us recognize love when we see it and return it to others with generosity. Amen.