through His Word
by Katy Kauffman
A blue dress and Cinderella shoes. I’m ready for Saturday. This weekend one of my best friends will marry her prince. Seven bridesmaids dressed in blue chiffon will walk before her down the aisle. I’m privilege to be one of them.
In honor of my friend who is like a sister to me, this week I am sharing a passage from Scripture that shows the richness of love. How it acts, how it doesn’t act. How God treats us, how He desires we treat others. This kind of love I see between my friend and her soon-to-be husband. I see it exhibited in the group of friends that we call family. As we celebrate their union this weekend, we can all celebrate the beauty and strength of the love of God.
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.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a NKJV
For those of us who have believed in God’s Son for salvation, the union we have with God will never end. We can experience the fullness of His love in this life and journey home at His bidding to share eternity with Him in heaven. What a gift to recognize, receive, and share the love of God.
What do you love about the love of God? Share your thoughts in the comments below. May His love delight your heart and strengthen you this week. May we always celebrate the essence of His character, which is love.
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love, Celebrating the Beauty and Strength of Love, Katy Kauffman, Lighthouse Bible Studies