June 24, 2020
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” – 1 Corinthians 13:2
This week I was blessed to be able to spend some time in the mountains with family. We were surrounded by what we call “14’ers” here in Colorado; mountain peaks that are greater than 14,000 feet in elevation. As I looked around me, I couldn’t help but think of 1 Corinthians 13:2. Have you ever stopped to consider what a faith that could move mountains would really look like? I can confidently say that I have no comprehension of what it would be like to have a faith that stout. But even the other things in that verse are beyond me – wouldn’t it be great in our current time of turmoil to understand all the prophecies about our world and to have a wisdom and knowledge that can come up with all the right answers during this difficult time?!
But there is one thing in that passage that is more important than all those incredible gifts: Love. If you achieved all those things, including a faith so stout that you could move a mountain, you would still be nothing unless it was accompanied by love. You see, the most important thing in that passage is also something that each and every one of us is capable of. Your knowledge might not be that impressive, and your faith might not be that strong, but your love is what matters most.
Heavenly Father, above any other gifting or any other miraculous work, first fill us with your incredible love.
In Christ’s Service,
Pastor Shane Cannon