Love Dust
February 16, 2015 Vicki Ohlerking

Love Dust

February 16 2015

Becca Ketterling | Co-Lead Pastor | River Valley Church | Apple Valley, MN

I just finished reading the book Love Does by Bob Goff.  It was a great book and an easy read, as it is full of real life stories of acting out love.  One day when I was looking for the book around the house, I asked my husband, Rob, “Do you have Love Does?” He responded with raised eyebrows, “Love dust?? Ooh what is that? I think I’m interested!”

I gave him an eye roll and a token laugh but then I got to thinking… What would love dust do? If we could sprinkle a little love dust on each morning (imagine it like sweet-smelling, glittery, fairy sprinkles) would we be more romantic or starry-eyed? Ok, enough about Rob and I 😉  How about love in general? Would we be more kind, patient, and humble?  I’d like to think that we would act more like the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 13:

We would never give up,
We would care more for others than for self,
We wouldn’t want what we don’t have,
We wouldn’t strut,
We wouldn’t have a swelled head,
We wouldn’t force ourselves on others,
We wouldn’t always think “me first,”
We wouldn’t fly off the handle,
We wouldn’t keep score of the sins of others,
We wouldn’t revel when others grovel,
We would take pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Put up with anything,
Trust God always,
Always look for the best,
Never look back,
But keep going to the end.

Wow, I want to love like that!  Everyday we need to be conscious of how we love others.  Christ gave us the perfect example by loving us more than He loved Himself – He died for us! His grace allows us to share in that love and now we are challenged to live the same way.  Sprinkle a little love dust my way!