8Love 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.
Love never fails or as one translation puts it…love never ends. It does not cease. Other things come to an end but Love is the one thing that will outlast everything.
Preaching will one day be over. Spiritual gifts will one day not be necessary. Even information and intellect will disappear. But love will never end. Love never slows down, it never stops.
Love is amazing. When you get married you love you spouse. It is amazing how much love you have for another person you think you can never love anyone else like that. Then you have children and your love spread. It does not diminish, it grows. The one thing we take with us to heaven is the love that has grown in our hearts.
I remember the Grinch that Stole Christmas. That grouchy, cave-dwelling creature with a heart two sizes too small. He thought he could stop those down in the Whoville from celebrating Christmas by removing all their ornaments and decorations. He eventually realized that Christmas was more than just presents and feasting. That day the Grinch’s heart grew 3 times its original size.
One day everything we have will be taken away from us except for our love. Love never ends. Continue to pour love into your family and friends. The more you love, the more love you will have to share with others.
See you around town!
John DiGiamberardino Executive Director / COO
Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association