"The greatest of these is love."
~ 1 Corinthians 13:13
"I can't help but look at him and still feel just as passionate about him as I did when I was fifteen years old," the woman told me as she looked at her husband of sixty-three years as he no longer knows her name and can barely walk.
One thing I always ask about when I meet a couple for the first time is how they met. Guess what, it doesn't matter how long they have been together, they can generally remember how and where they met, and as I like to put it, "Who chased after whom?" That will generally bring about a smile, or cause folks who might be in the room to move closer to the edge of their seats.
We all fall in love with someone or something in our lives. It's as much of us as the mud we were formed from.
I can't even begin to speculate what the love of God completely feels like because even we seem to discover limits, even when it comes to love, but not God. Eternal love from God, for us, seems to be limited to eternity. However, Jesus asks that we simply, "Love one another."
God focuses on the everlasting. The "happily ever after," begins with the love that God has for each of us is realized.
Our ability to embrace unconditional love for one another begins when we look beyond our mortality, and begin to understand that while we may be mortal, even we are mortals on an eternal journey with Christ as our guide.
The Kingdom of God is at hand, and the eternal message begins with love!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.