They are gagged and bound being led to their slaughter. The armed guards spontaneously beat them, pushing them through and sometimes down. No one dares to say a word for fear of the wrath. But then one does, removing his gag to speak love. The words resignate like the wave from a sonic blast. His actions then reaffirm the words that were spoken; the darkened veil is then removed from his eyes. He is then released from the grips of emptiness. An emptiness without love. One by one, they come alive with a new sight. Breaking down the walls of the dark prison that holds them captive to walk out into the light. A light that brings them into the world around them that was out of reach. My description of the music video ” The Proof of Your Love” – For King & Country
As I watch this video, I find myself as one of those gagged and blinded by emptiness. I also have seen myself released from that prison many times over. The monologue in this song is directly from 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 of The Message. It reflects truths in my life. Saying: I can do, I can say, I can have hope, I can have faith but if I don’t have love none of that matters. Without love, His love; I am nothing. In my own life, I have seen this played out, time after time. If I let the priorities in my life outreach what I should be reaching for, I have wasted my time. His love remains, it’s my love that gets blinded. The blindness is lifted, when I turn my eyes back towards Him. So when I read:
“But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation; Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of these three is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 The Message
I get a better understanding of what Paul is writing. As I ponder over this verse from The Message translation, I am able to see what the NIV translation says:
Then, when I take into account the whole theme of this chapter; it is Love!!! Without my faith in God, without my hope that anchors me and without love; I am nothing and have nothing. Love is the greatest of the three that binds me into a whole.
What about you, Are you nothing without love? If so, write in the comment area “I am Nothing without Love!”
In His Love, Crisi
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Beautiful interpretation of that verse. Since God is Love (the ‘is’ being an equal sign of sorts), you can be quite empty if you have neither. Having God in my life, as much as I allow Him to be, has blessed me, even in the trials of life. If only I could allow Him to take over much more of my life will I truly feel content.
In one’s faith there is comfort and love.
I am nothing without Love!
We got my son The Jesus Storybook Bible for Christmas, I absolutely love it! In every story it points out pictures of Jesus. one of my favorite phrases in that Bible talks about God’s overwhelming, unstoppable, never-ending, unconditional, all-powerful love. Every time I read it I get new glimpses of who my Father is.
Love is such an important part of our lives, this post serves as a great reminder of that. Thanks for sharing!
I love this verse. God is Love – That was proved when His Son went to the cross for you and me. He first loved us.