February 14

Written by Bill Grandi on February 14th, 2022

Our Daily Bread had a really cool story about 2 octogenarians, one from Germany and one from Denmark. They had each enjoyed 60 years of marriage before they were widowed. Though living only 15 minutes apart, their homes were in separate countries. Still, they fell in love, regularly cooking meals and spending time together. Sadly, in 2020, due to ‘rona, the Danish government closed the border crossing. Undeterred, everyday at 3:00 p.m., the two met at a border on a quiet country lane and, seated on their respective sides, shared a picnic. “We’re here because of love,” the man explained. Their love was stronger than borders, more powerful than a pandemic.

I believe that is what I Cor. 13 is all about. Love that has no borders.

Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is not jealous. Love does not brag. Love is not arrogant. Love does not act disgracefully. Love does not seek its own benefit. Love is not provoked. Love does not keep a record of wrongs. Love rejoices in the truth. Love keeps  every confidence. Love believes all things. Love hopes all things. Love endures all things. Love never fails.  (NASB2020)

A love like this come from above. It was perfectly modeled by a loving Father. It was perfectly exemplified by a life-giving Son.

How do you love?

“Father, may my love be a reflection of Yours in me.”


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Great reminder of the power of God’s love on this Valentine’s Day, Bill.
    That story of the elderly couple is just the best!

  2. Ryan S. says:

    I second Martha’s reply… Great story, great reminder… Thanks for the pick me up today.

    Hope you have an enjoyable day!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Thanks Ryan. I plan to take the afternoon and spend it with Jo. We will go out to eat for sure.

  3. Ed says:

    That pretty much sums my love life… lol. I kid I kid.

    “How do you love?”

    I’m learning to love via I Cor. 13, but I have to admit it’s hard. Why? Because I’ve found that I HAVE to let the people I love go….

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Sometimes that is a hard thing to do Ed. Like a parent who has to let his child grow up and spread his/her wings.