These Three Remain - Love
What will heaven be like? “These three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). Faith and hope are vital to our spiritual growth - we must continue to develop them during our lives on earth. They will last forever. But the greatest of all virtues is love. Therefore, living love-filled lives now prepares us for the splendor that awaits us in heaven. Love will be heaven’s most prominent and astounding virtue. There we will perfectly love God, our neighbors, and ourselves. We will finally and fully comprehend our identity – found in Christ alone. The lies and superficiality of the world will quickly fade away as we realize we are children of God. Loved deeply and dearly by him. Can you imagine the heavenly peace that will exist in a place without conflict, disappointment, or hurt? Only in heaven will we experience a love like this. Here on earth, we think like children, but in heaven we will know the Lord fully, and be fully known (1 Corinthians 13:11-12). We will experience an all-encompassing love, giving and receiving love in its purest form. How wonderful it will be! Jesus’s followers will one day be swallowed up in God’s grace. It will heal every hurt and heart. We will desire to always give and not get. To serve and not be served. In preparation for eternity, live a life of love now. Your heart will then be primed for a heavenly love that knows no bounds.