Love is Patient, Love is Kind


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.

                                                                                                                                                                   1 Corinthians 13:4-8(a)  (NASB)           


My oldest grandson, Thomas read these words for us at our wedding Saturday. I asked him if he understood what these words mean. He replied that before, they were just words. But now he saw through the words to their meaning.

Love is patient. I truly never thought I would recognize that again. As lonely as my life was after Sally, I never thought this would happen. But somehow, I was not impatient. Somehow I knew that, as He promised, He had a plan for me. And most important, that He is sovereign.

Love is kind. The apostle Paul wrote these words to the believers in Corinth in the first century. Would that we could all believe and live in the truth of these words.

On Saturday this beautiful vision walked down the aisle to me, and Debby and I left there together as husband and wife. For one of the very few times in my life, I’m speechless! I think I’ll just let the photos speak for me this time.

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