Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

1 Corinthians 13

1 Corinthians 13
I thought I would share this, a friend e-mailed it to me this morning.

The following are some attributes of love and can act as a thermometer for us (based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8):
-Kind and thoughtful.
-Never jealous or envious.
-Never brags or acts proud and arrogant.
-Is not selfish or self-seeking.
-Does not take offense and is not easily provoked.
-Forgives and forgets quickly (does not take into account a wrong suffered).
-Is saddened and grieved by unrighteousness.
-Rejoices in righteousness, truth, and justice.
-Bears all things.
-Believes and hopes for the best in others; believes for good outcomes.
-Endures and never gives up.

As I am preparing for the Christmas Season, I am reminded, it is not only important to prepare with gifts, decorations and food, but to prepare my heart. While Jesus came as a babe in the manger as our Saviour, the Christmas Story does not end there, it continues through the Cross and Jesus' Resurrection. Christ came that we could have LIFE. Not just EXISTANCE.