Love


I think it’s fair to see we all enjoy a good wedding, and last month the country was able to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and his fiancé, Meghan Markle.

 

The pastor at the service spoke of the power of love, quoting the French Philisopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire”.

 

The Bible has a lot to say about love. The writer Paul emphasises its importance in Galatians 5, saying “in Christ Jesus… the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love” and urges people to “serve one another in love”.

 

Love needs to be our motivation, and should fill our lives, guide our thoughts and actions.  Love will make us into the person God hopes we will be.  The bible says that the two greates commandments are to love the Lord your God with all your mind, soul and strength and to love your neighbour as yourself.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3v 16).

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