• Linda Lee

Happy Valentine’s

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1 (NIV)

Happy Valentine’s Day! I am sure many folks (mostly men) think this is a silly day . . . just another day that directs us to spend money. What do you think? Telling someone you love them is sometimes even more valuable than something material. Everyone has loved and been loved, after all we each have a mother.

God loves us so much, and He expects us to love others. Love is the greatest feeling in the world. God gives it freely. How do you give it? Do you want something in return? Most of us do.

Today, reach out to someone who needs a “happy”. It does not have to be an expensive material thing. It can be as simple as a phone call (not a text). There are so many lonely people, and a phone call would mean the world to them. I am a card freak, myself; so I help keep the post office in business.

I am going to leave you with 1 Corinthians 13. I try to read this everyday (used to have it memorized - name and address are about all I have memorized today). God really shows you what “real” love looks like. Go tell someone you love them. It's contagious!

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 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. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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