It’s February!!! The month that brings out the poet in us.
meanwhile for poems on love, I think you need to check out @poetolu on Instagram, his poems takes my breath away. LOL
Sighs! we are in February, in Nigeria we have #Nigeriadecides; it’s our election month, I have personally decided not to comment/campaign for anyone here on this platform.
So this month, like everyone else, i will be talking about love.
Love is kind, love is patient, love does not envy, love does not boast…1 Corinthians 13:4-8. The word love means a lot of things to different people in the bible:
- To Esther: It meant defying the odds and saving her people.
- To Rebecca: It meant helping her beloved son JACOB gets blessed and staying alive (she helped him escape Esau’s wrath).
- To Jacob: It meant working as a slave, being cheated into marrying another wife, just to marry his beloved Rachael.
- To Jonathan: It meant transferring his birthright to David and a wholehearted friendship.
- To David: It meant writing sheets upon sheets of words declaring his love to God.
- To Daniel: It meant not defying himself.
- To the 3 Hebrew men: It meant standing firm in God and not bowing to another.
- To Israel: It meant strong words of prayer.
- To Mary: It meant accepting to be used; defying all form of ridicule associated with being pregnant and unwed.
- To God: It meant giving up his one and only begotten son for the sins of the world.
- To Jesus: It meant giving up his life, feeling our pain, being nailed on the cross repeatedly and yet pleading for mercy.
Do you love or do you think you love?
Prayer as a relationship is probably your best indicator about the health of your love relationship with God. If your prayer life has been slack, your love relationship has grown cold. – John Piper
This month, while we celebrate love, while we think outside the box on how to express our love for one another; while we try to out-do our loved ones; let’s think on these things.
As Christians, we should indeed love our neighbor; Jesus Christ loves the sinner but hates the sin, so why do we segregate? Why do we look down at the “sinner”? Why do we prejudge them? Let’s do something that reflects Christ each day of the month and rest of the year-
- Help someone out today (You may be helping angels)
- Don’t hold grudges
- Don’t condemn, give an alternative advice
- Don’t hold back.
Let’s try to work and walk in love, what does love mean to you?