The 14th of February is a well known date all over the world: Valentine. This year Valentine was on Sunday. As church we decided to use this opportunity to share about Gods love in comparison with the love of the world.
On the invitation for this special service was written: “Real love is….?” The church members invited their neighbors, family, friends to come to the service to get an answer to this question.
Since this was a special service we interviewed a couple in church about their marriage.
They have been married for more than 30 years and are Christians for about 10 years. They explained how they met and what helped them in difficult times. They both said it was God’s love that kept them together.
We also watched a movie that explained more about the love of God for the world. (The Bridge Effata Easter 2013). In this movie a train is about to crash because the bridge is open. The people in the train do not know about the difficult decision the bridge keeper has to make. His only son is still under the bridge. If he pulls the handle the bridge will go down and all the people in the train will be saved, but his son will die. This fictional story illustrates what God has done for us. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16)
The preaching was about 1 Cor. 13. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. One of the members of the church shared about this passage and shared how God’s love is different from worldly love. The love which God gives to us is willing to sacrifice, to forgive and is unchanging. Very often the love we humans give is broken and not perfect like God’s love.
It was a good opportunity to share about the love of God for all of us. We hope and pray that through this service more people will open their hearts for the love of Jesus Christ.