my dearest friends! yay! it's valentines day! hey uhm...would you like to do me a favor and vote for this picture in a modcloth contest? i would love you FOREVER! yes? good?! huzzah! http://bit.ly/gtCn2o
anyways. this morning i was reading my bible (i've been reading through 1 corinthians the past few days) and today i just happened to read 1 corinthians 13! in case you don't know, it's the "love chapter"...oh the irony. so i thought i'd share it with you, since not only is it valentines day, but is also one of my favorite chapters in the bible!
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
wow. what a great promise towards the end! we only see a glimpse of God's great creation because we are fallen, but one day...we shall see it in all it's entirety and beauty. and i, personally, cannot wait!
happy valentines day my friends! :)
photo credit to my good friend maddy.