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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture



Friday, August 10th, 2018
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1 Corinthians 13, a chapter in the Bible about love, is so well known as scripture read at weddings. It's so much more than just a few wedding verses. I'd like to share some of my thoughts today.

When I think about true love, children come to mind. A child's heart is so innocent, and their love is unblemished by disappointment and pain. You can see it in their eyes, as they look to their parents; a spark of something like adoration in their eyes. They just love, maybe by instinct.

From the other side, lets consider the love a parent has for their child. Yes, there are bad parents, but most would do anything, even give their life to save their children.

I remember the feeling of holding my tiny, vulnerable babies in my arms (we have four children), and feeling overwhelmed with waves of powerful emotions. We are given an opportunity to take part in creation, and the responsibility of caring for and protecting these little ones can weigh heavy on one's soul.

I think that's why it's such an appropriate comparison to call ourselves children of the heavenly Father. We are his babies, and he holds us in his arms, looking on us with compassion and love. How he'd like to gather us under his wings, as a hen gathers her chicks. We make a mess of our lives, but his love never changes. He is always there waiting to embrace us back into the family.

What is your relationship to the Father of love? Are you safe in his arms, or running away like a rebellious teenager, overcome by their pain and disappointment? Come home, and immerse yourself in the love of God.