Life of Love
Thursday, January 9th
I was asked back in October to share comedy at a wedding reception. The wedding was last weekend. Out of all the speaking engagements I’ve done, I was the most nervous about this one. I mean it’s not like I could get a “do-over” if I messed up. This was a couple’s special day. Thankfully it turned out well. Not only did I have a good time, but I also had a revelation.
Here it is: At this point in life, I think it’s safe to say I am not going to be a bride. I won’t have the opportunity to throw the bouquet into the crowd of single women to see who is next. So, I’m leaving instructions at my funeral for the bouquet to be taken off my coffin and thrown into the crowd to see who’s next.
Life of Love
Over the past three days, the word that has resonated the most with me is love. I attended a wedding on Saturday, heard a message on Sunday about loving others and watched the celebration of life service today for Dr. Lois Evans, wife of Dr. Tony Evans. There were numerous tributes about how she loved and invested in others.
I reflected on 1 Corinthians 13 and wondered, do I love others well. Is my ministry motivated by love? Paul was very clear in this chapter that all the knowledge, gifts and faith we possess mean absolutely nothing if we do not have love. As Christians, loving others is not an option. It is a command.
I don’t know about you, but I struggle with this more often than I am proud to admit. My prayer is that when I’m tempted not to love others that I will be reminded of the Father’s love for me. A love so vast that He sent His only Son to die on a cross for me and for you.
Let’s work on choosing to love.
“But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
Until next week……..Don’t forget to smile!