1 Corinthians 13 (King James Version)
1 Corinthians 13
1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
In this passage the word charity is interchangeable with love, that perfect love from God that lives in our heart. This is the whole chapter from which the preacher only read the last 2 or 3 verses. I just wanted to share the whole chapter. It has a lot of meaning for me. What he preached had a lot of meaning for me. It was soooooooooo hard to pray that God's will be done and not mine regarding Rick's illness. Rick said that all along whatever God's will for him was, he was willing. I wanted to be but I am a bit selfish I think. But that day, December 1, 2009 about 9am in the bathroom in the waiting room I was able to pray for His will to be done. I had to be willing to get Myra out of the way and just trust in Him. He still says "trust Me" to me every day. I am trying. But I must try harder.
I love y'all!
To be continued...........