We Have This Moment Today – Bill And Gloria Gaither
In the video, Gloria Gaither tells about a lot of life’s experience that she and Bill have faced. Many of us have faced similar experiences. Consider life and love, as you look back and see those things that have meant so much to you, and have left a life-long memory that never will leave.
Life and love, both coming from our parents. Growing up. Dating. Falling in love. Getting married. Having our own children; watching them grow up. Their first day of school. The day for getting their driver’s license. Their first date. Their graduation. Their getting married; their having their own children. Death. Other things. A cup of coffee. From the most simple, to the most complex, life’s issues don’t fail to come upon us.
All of the above of life’s experiences happen in our lives. Some are very difficult for us to handle. We may never be able to accept certain things of life. But, God is in the people business, and “God is love” (1 John 5:4). God even gives us the grace to look back, and share life’s experiences, over a cup of coffee (whether good, or not so good a cup, lol).
We have listened to the video about life and love. Now, let’s read a passage of scripture that tells us about life and love.
1 Corinthians 13 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Greatest Gift
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 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. 3 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.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 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. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 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. 12 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.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
God has given us a passage of scripture that many people view as relating to death, but the words clearly show that it is about life; our life, and God’s Sovereignty.
Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
God is truly the Shepherd of our life.
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