REASON #25 - Sunday School Helps All Persons Of All Ages Have Greater Love For God And For Others
There are three things that will endure - faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love. (I Corinthians 13:13)
James S. Hewett, in his book “Illustrations Unlimited,” shares the following illustration entitled “Love Adds The Chocolate”…
A house is a house is a house – until love comes through the door.
Money, of course, can build a charming house, but only love can furnish it with a feeling of home.
Duty can pack an adequate sack lunch, but love may decide to tuck a little love note inside.
Money can provide a television set and a computer, but love controls them and cares enough to say no and take the guff that comes with it.
Obligation sends the children to bed on time, but love tucks the covers in around their necks and passes out kisses and hugs (even to teenagers!).
Obligation can cook a meal, but love embellishes the table with a potted ivy trailing around slender candles.
Duty writes letters and E-mails, but love adds a joke or a picture.
Compulsion keeps a sparkling house. But love and prayer stand a better chance of producing a happy family.
Duty gets offended quickly if it isn’t appreciated. But love learns to laugh a lot and to work for the sheer joy of doing it.
Obligation can pour a glass of milk, but quite often love will add a little chocolate!
Questions To Think About: Why is love an important part of the Christian life? How does the Christian view of love differ from that of the world in general?
Prayer Suggestion: Pray for the Lord’s help to increase your love for God and other people.
A Call To Action: Make a special effort today to tell your spouse, your children, friends and the other special people in your life how much you love them and to let them know that you are praying for them.