Monday, July 5, 2010

Faith, Hope, and Love

These two excerpts from the Bible are quite meaningful to me. 1 Corinthians was one of the readings at our wedding.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
"Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and it's faith, hope, and patience never fail."

1 Corinthians 13:13 "Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love."

Life is a journey.

On our journey God presents us with many joyous occasions as well as many trials and tribulations. He will not present us with any task that we cannot handle. We are humbled by the difficult times we face. In facing disappointment, fear, and hurt; we learn to appreciate all the gifts in our lives.

God has armed us with his three greatest gifts: faith, hope, and love - of these, the greatest is love.

Faith: Have faith that there are brighter times ahead. Have faith that He will provide for us. Have faith that we are right where we are meant to be. Everything happens for a reason.

Hope: Believe in the possibilities that live holds. With Him, all things are possible. Hope is the rainbow that appears after the storm. The light at the end of the tunnel. Hope gives us something to strive for and drives our dreams into reality.

Love: Love is a unique, human emotion. Love God. Love yourself. Love your husband. Love your children. Love your life. Love picks us up when we are weak. Love holds us together in times of sorrow. Without love we are nothing.


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