By: Tim Irving – Evangelism Team

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, the day the world celebrates “twoo wuve,” but how many people really understand what love is? 1 Cornthians 13 puts love into perspective and clearly defines it. Love is patient and kind. Love doesn’t envy or boast. Love isn’t rude, self seeking, and doesn’t think evil. Love doesn’t rejoice over another’s failings, it rejoices in truth. Love bears all things, believes and hopes for the best in all things, love endures all things. When you tell someone you love them, is this what you’re saying? Is this how you act toward them? It is estimated more than 100 million love songs have been recorded! Think they all were using the same definition of love as the Apostle Paul? Jackie DeShannon was right on when she sang, “What the world needs now, is love, sweet love.” That’s what the world has always needed. That’s what the world desperately needs now! Jesus showed the world the greatest love a man can when He laid down His life for us. We won’t necessarily be called to do that but we are called to show each other, the world, 1 Corinthians 13 love. If Christians aren’t setting the example, the world will never know “love, sweet love!” Love is not a word that should be thrown around lightly, but we are able to love because He first loved us!