1 Corinthians 13 (all)
This is one of the Apostle Paul’s more familiar writings. Why do I say that? Because this is a text that both believers and nonbelievers know that Love is patient and kind….Love is not jealous or prideful…Love believes, hopes and endures all things. Here we have Love the most powerful force known to man as it is Love that completely transformed all life as we know it…..
Yet, this Love makes not a sound; and without a peep moved the God of the universe to sacrifice His only Son. Love can come thru as quiet as a mouse but as powerful as a category 5 hurricane. Love can be a Quiet Storm.
We are currently living thru another Quiet Storm all over the world. COVID 19 has proven to be a silent killer; moving over the globe like the weather. This virus has covered the Earth like a huge storm; it has caused all of us to take cover; shelter in place and put on our virus gear (mask and gloves). COVID 19 has place us all in The Quiet Storm.
So, there are two things I have truly loved throughout my entire life. Music and family! I can remember the most fun times in my childhood, and I can often always be able to tie them to either music or family. Even thinking of some of the fun times I’ve had during quarantine have consisted of listening/dancing to old school music with my Family. My wife and I have always attempted to pass down the things we love the most with our kids, so it’s not a surprise that these would be the really fun times while seemingly trapped together.
With that little family backdrop and the infamous Love Chapter (1Cor 13); it brings a unique focus during this pandemic season. Of all the great verses found in 1 Cor 13; the last 3 really stood out to me. So, over the next couple of weeks, I plan to do a deeper dive into 1 Corinthians 13:11-13. Therefore, in the spirit of my love for Old School Music and living out this era of the COVID19 pandemic; let’s call this series The Quiet Storm. As the DJ would say; “Still to come on The Quiet Storm; we’ll hear from Jesus as He shares Love thru 1 Cor 13” and with the help these artists:
1. Boys To Men (New Edition)
vs.11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
2. Man in the Mirror (Michael Jackson)
vs. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
3. Love’s in Need of Love Today (Stevie Wonder)
vs. 13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.