1 Corinthians 13-4-7" src="http://thefarpoint.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/1-Corinthians-13-4-7.jpeg" alt="" width="259" height="194" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/thefarpoint.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/1-Corinthians-13-4-7.jpeg?w=259 259w, https://i0.wp.com/thefarpoint.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/1-Corinthians-13-4-7.jpeg?resize=96%2C71 96w, https://i0.wp.com/thefarpoint.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/1-Corinthians-13-4-7.jpeg?resize=128%2C95 128w" sizes="(max-width: 259px) 100vw, 259px" />1 Corinthians 13:4-7
I’ve got a song stuck in my head. The line that keeps banging around in the grey matter between my ears, “Bring love alive, bring love alive, bring your love alive in me.”
Love the lyric, the hook’s good too – it’s why the music’s stuck in my head. The annoying problem? I can’t remember the artist, the name of the song or anything else the song says. Can someone help a brother out!? What’s the name of this song!?
It made me think. My problem with this song is similar to the problem many relationships face. We desperately want love to come alive in us. We cry out for it. We’re hooked on the idea and can’t get it out of our heads. But somehow, we’ve forgotten the rest of the song. We approach love like an undiscovered country. With caution and excitement we step into a new relationship to explore what we might find. Once the new wears off and the undiscovered settles into the familiar our hearts and minds begin to wander toward the next new adventure. But that’s not real love.
How would our relationships be different if we remembered the rest of the song? One great line doesn’t make a song worth singing. It takes all the notes and rests, the tempo that speeds up and slows down, the rhythm that moves things forward and the lyric that tells the story. One great line may get stuck in your head, but it’s the rest of the song that makes it worth singing.
The same is true in our relationships. Love is so much deeper than one exciting moment. What can you do today to strengthen your relationships? 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 will give you some good ideas. Read it and sing the rest of your song.