Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Strength for Love
I need strength for love. For someone in sorrow, love to me is a prayer (Phil. 4:6). Love forgives. Love suffers long with the fault or sin of one loved needing God's saving grace (1 Cor. 13). Love is goodwill for the gain and good of the other. As poet Archibald MacLeish says, “love, like light, grows dearer towards the dark.” My strength for love has to come from the Source of love for it to remain. For love to endure through better or worse, sickness or health, poverty or wealth. It's God's faithful, unconditional love for me that gives strength to my weak heart to give love to the other. It's God's unfailing love that blesses a marriage. Anyone can have a wedding, but only God and His love can create a marriage to the end as two commit their lives to Christ.