Happy Valentine’s Day! I finished yesterday’s blog with Eugene Peterson’s interpretation of 1 Corinthians 13:13:
“Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.”
I can’t quit thinking about that “love extravagantly” part. It’s something to strive for! It’s something to aspire to! It’s something we can never do on our own. In fact, it can never truly happen unless we’ve already done the first thing on that list: “Trust steadily in God.” Extravagant love just isn’t possible without Divine assistance and a personal experience with the Originator of the entire concept, God Himself.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17
Now that’s extravagant love!