Faith And Love!
Notice how Faith and Love are at the core of the others?
A Cry for Help
Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, and all of the others, including Love.
One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all repaired their boats and left.
Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to persevere until the last possible moment.
When the island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for help.
Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness answered, “No I can’t..There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place for you here.”
Love decided to ask Vanity, who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel, “Vanity, please help me!” “I can’t help you Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat,” Vanity answered.
Sadness was close by so Love asked for help, “Sadness let me go with you.” “Oh…Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!”
Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her!
Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that he even forgot to ask the elder her name.
When they arrived at dry land, the elder went her own way. Love, realizing how much he owed the elder, asked Knowledge, another elder, “Who helped me?”
“It was Time,” Knowledge answered.
“Time?” asked Love. “But why did Time help me?
Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, “Because only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is.
Faith and Love
I was thinking about the relationship between our faith and our capacity to both love and to be loved. And the amazing thing is that the more I thought and the more I read, the closer tied the two concepts seemed to be! In fact, they really are so close as to be inseparable, when we really think about it. Because to love and know that the love we offer to another will be accepted takes about as much faith as a human is capable of holding! It is also the greatest gift that was bestowed to mankind by our maker, because it is not just our human capacity to love one another that matters but it is that Divine Love which belongs to or is a part of God, possessing His Nature and composed of His Substance, which, when possessed by a human soul to a sufficient degree, makes us divine, as well, since it leads us to a pathway toward eternal life and everlasting happiness in His Kingdom on high.
As I was digging up some information about the two, I happened upon the following website: http://hopefaithprayer.com/faith/love-and-faith/. God told “the Faith Mechanic” to write and how right He was! He beautifully describes to us what both Love and Faith do and how the two impact our lives!
What Love Does
What Faith Does
“But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13 NASB
“through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.”
Romans 5:2 NASB
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