Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.—1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Are you living every day to make this broken world a better place? Think what we can do if we work together as a church family … teaching our members, both young and old, how to love each other.
It’s how we react to the challenges in our lives that will show Jesus Christ in us. How do we fulfill that passion to make the love of Jesus known in and through our lives? Who will answer that knock on the door in the middle of the night? Who will seek the one soul who has lost his way in the world? Who will shine a light for a sister whose life has been dragged into the dark? It has to start right now. It will begin with purpose-led lives in Christ. We need people willing to fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12)—to fight for what is good and what is right in God’s sight.
We can go from being members to building ministers and leave a legacy that will outgrow our church family, our local community and our broken world. What is it that will grow and unite us for the holy task ahead? The answer my friend, isn’t blowing in the wind. The solution is simple … love. There are three things that will last forever—faith, hope and love—and the greatest of these is love.