The driving force in any relationship is love. It is described by specific behaviors to us in 1 Corinthians 13, so that we know what it means to love. These words are read at more weddings than any other bible verse…just hearing or reading the words alone is not enough. How do each of us as individuals put the words in 1 Corinthians 13 into actions and behaviors in our lives and relationships? When we look at the life of Jesus…He did not only tell people to pray, He did it…He did not only teach people to help others in need, He did that to…He did not only speak about love…He did the one thing that showed the world His love for all people, for everyone and anyone who ever lives to see. True love that shows up in our actions and our behaviors will always win over the most difficult and tragic situations. How can we get better at practicing love in our lives? I pray we seek to understand where we need to be better at love in our relationships. Amen.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
1 John 4:18
(This photo was taken in July of 2018 on the shore of Lake Superior in Ashland, Wisconsin)