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Thursday, February 12, 2009

come what may

As I've been bombarded with article after article on the MSN newspage this week discussing love, how to be in love, how to find true love, how to kiss better, etc., I thought, "not one of those articles really discusses true love." It is only lust parading around as love. Such a farce. The secret many people give to finding love is to follow the correct body signals, dress wonderfully everyday (because you never know when you'll meet Mr. or Miss Right), and put yourself in the correct social circles. Love is so superficial...no wonder so many people get divorced.

Love is so much more than external beauty, attraction, and perfect manners. You have to choose to love. Instant attraction only lasts so long. Love is laying down your life for your friend. Bailing out when the times get tough is not love because love endures all things!!!!!

If only people were taught this stuff:

{1 Corinthians 13}

"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind;
love does not envy;
love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.

But whether there are prophecies, they will fail;
whether there are tongues, they will cease;
whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

Psalm 63:3 "Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you."
John 15:17 "This is my command: Love each other."
Just go to a concordance and look up "love" and you'll have hours of reading ahead of you. So, here's my abbreviated lesson for the day: Look to Jesus, because He is Love. Don't look to the ridiculous articles online.


Come what may, love never fails. Thank you, Jesus.

: )

4 comments:

Jeremy said...

Thanks Hannah!

amanda danae said...

I'm in LOVE with you!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9yWJ9jgo-c (change to blogger stalker) =D

Lauren said...

You're my favorite.

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