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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