People use the word “love” often today. We “love” ice cream. We “love” baseball. We “love” Starbucks. We “love” it when we get a bargain that we didn’t expect. Most of the time, this is really describing how we feel when we eat that ice cream or pick up that smooth, warm, yummy mocha. Lily says it best in our FaithWorks! video this week (click on the FW! IN ACTION tab above) when she says in her sweet little voice, “When my heart fumps, it reminds me of love.”
But love is also an action. You’ll hear Reagan say, in that same video, that she knows her mom and dad love her when they give her a hug! Of course, Jesus showed us the ultimate act of love when He died on the cross for us. We too should be able to show love, not just feel it. Paul has plenty to say to us about love. He shares at least 15 different ways to show love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 alone. The older elementary small groups put these verses into their own words. Read what one 4th grade small group had to say:
Love is awesome.
Love is not bossy or a show off.
Love doesn’t brag and love is nice.
Love doesn’t gossip.
Love cares about others.
Love doesn’t throw temper tantrums.
Love does not keep report cards.
Love is not hate but throws a party when you do the right thing.
Love keeps you safe.
Love doesn’t lie.
Love believes in you and does not sin.
Love doesn’t give up on you.
Love doesn’t quit.
They sound like they know what they are talking about! And just like any mom bragging about her own kids, I think these FaithWorks! kids are brilliant!