Here is a cat with a message. He ( or she ) does not have to say a word, or meow or cuddle up to you, for its message is written all over its body; especially its face. Love is the message here and there is no denying it. What do you think about when you see this? I think about the 60’s song by the Beatles “All you need it love” and then the following passages from the Bible…
1 Corinthians 13 ( World English Bible )
1 If I speak with the languages of men and of angels, but don’t have love, I have become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don’t have love, I am nothing.
3 If I dole out all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don’t have love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud,
5 doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil;
6 doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with. Where there are various languages, they will cease. Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;
10 but when that which is complete has come, then that which is partial will be done away with.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child. Now that I have become a man, I have put away childish things.
12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, even as I was also fully known.
13 But now faith, hope, and love remain—these three. The greatest of these is love.
Hebrews 1 ( WEB )
1 God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
2 has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds.
3 His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
The answer to what is love, is found in 1 Corinthians 13 and the perfect example of it is Jesus. God wanted to show us what love is in material concrete terms and HE sent Jesus to do it. God walking and talking and just everyday living – Jesus. Now, Jesus didn’t have love written all over his face ( like that cat ), but he had a heart full of it. I know this because of what he ultimately did in offering himself as a sacrifice for sin; for all people who will come to him for refuge and forgiveness.
Have you come to Jesus for forgiveness; if not, why not?