Love in Glory
“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.” 1 Corinthians 13:8 (NIV)
Love’s goodness sought to make a way to be with us; Love’s goodness sought to clothe our hearts with beauty while the chasm of sin and self destruction consumed us. Love is beautiful, He is kind; patient and eager to embrace us. Covered in truth – truth that heals, offers hope and holds us together.
This love is seen on the cross when humility led a God to resemble a man then worked with His hands by washing the feet of man – His disciples with water and later those hands dripped the blood that washes our hearts and makes disciples of us. This, His expression of patience that only a surrendered heart can have – surrendered to the will of the One. Now He holds nations in His hands and shares these nations with our hands.
This love is gentle, He stands at the door of every heart and asks to be let in so He can pour His beauty, His love, His holiness, His life. He calls us to a life of glory so that His attributes of patience, kindness, forgiveness, goodness, truth, protection, trust, hope, perseverance and success may be seen by the world. He chooses us if only we would choose Him.
Love led Him to the cross, the cross led Him to His glory. This Love is God and this God is Christ.
“Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom to many.” Matthew 20:28 (NIV)
“I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.” ohn 5:30 (NKJV)
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit- fruit that will last.” John 15:16 (NIV)
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” evelation 3:20 (NKJV)
“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.” I Corinthians 13:4-7