1 Corinthians 13 — Love Never Loses Faith — When You Think of This, You Think of A Mother’s Love!

Posted: July 27, 2015 in 46-1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 13 — Love never loses faith. When you think of love never losing faith, I immediately think of mothers. Mothers never lose faith in the children regardless of circumstance. Fathers seem to be more objective about their children but because of the way women are wired and because women carry and give birth to children, there is an unique connection there that cannot be explained and gives root to enduring faith in their children’s potential. So, to have love that never loses faith is one that is demonstrated to us by our mothers and is the same kind of love that God has for us.

Faith as we speak of it here means having complete trust in the ultimate good in the ones that we love. When we have faith in the ones we love, we believe them when all evidence points to the contrary. When we have love that never loses faith, we have trust that there is something lovable in the person we love even when they screw up. When we have complete trust in another person we make ourselves vulnerable to them. When we have a love that never loses faith, we have trust that the other person has a deep-seeded goodness in them. When we have love that completely trusts, we would reveal our darkest secrets and our deepest longings to them. When we have a love that never loses faith, we feel comfortable that they will never hurt us with malice of forethought. How many people in your life do you completely trust? Do you trust your husband or your wife? In order for us to really love we must have give someone our complete trust. In order to truly love we must think of how our mothers love us. No matter how hard we try to make fun of them growing up, no matter how hard we try to disobey them, no matter what we do, unless your mother has some emotional issues of her own, a mother’s love has complete trust. Our mothers think about us and get misty eyed just thinking of the way love us. God has a love for us that sees the good that we can be. God had trust that we can be changed from evil, selfish beings into lights of the world. God believes in us so much that He sent His Son so that we would have a way to be reconciled to Him and become His beautiful children. He loves us.

Faith as we speak of it here has confidence and belief that the ones we love are capable of being more than they are right now. Confidence that loves even when we rebel. Confidence that loves even when we shake our fists. Think of mothers of known and convicted murderers who still come to visit their sons or daughters in prison. Such moms have complete confidence in that there is something lovable, something redeeming about their child. Think of your own mother. Even though you and I are not murderers, we have done many things to disappoint our mothers over the years. We have treated them as our handmaidens. We have treated them as a hired hand who must do for us without thanks. We have disregarded their feelings. We have yelled at them as if they were lower than life. We have rebelled against them. We have treated them as if they were stupid. We have treated them with disdain. We have treated them as if they were not there. Surely, there are times that our mothers in their humanness and imperfections have done things that may rightfully make us angry at them. That happens. Yet, a mother (unless there are psychological issues that she is dealing with) despite all evidence of our not loving them continue to love. Mothers love despite their children’s actions. Mothers start from a place of love with their children and have complete faith in the goodness of their children. Isn’t this the way that God loves us, we fight Him. We rebel against Him. We shake our fist at Him. We treat His Word as menu items from which we can choose. We treat His Word as old fashioned and out of date. We treat Him as if He doesn’t even exist at all. Yet, He loves us enough to overlook all of that. He loves us enough to have confidence that we will at some point (even if it is on our deathbed) come to Him through the only method He made available to us in Jesus Christ. He has confidence that if we see the path that we will take it. He has confidence that we are worth cutting through all of our rebellion, all our disdain, all of our fist shaking. Why? Because He loves us.

Love never loses faith. God’s love for us has so much faith in us that we can spend a lifetime shaking our fist at Him but yet find Him at the last possible moment and He will accept us. A mother’s love for her children is like that. Ever confident. Never losing faith. God loves us in the same way. It is never too late to turn to Him. It is never too late but there is no time like now. Life is short. We are never promised 75-80 years of life. Turn into God’s love for you. He loves you. He knows every bad thing, every mean thing, every horrible thing, even those things that you think nobody noticed. He knows it all. He knows all the crud that has developed in your life. He knows it all. But He still loves us and is waiting patiently with His love for you that never lost trust in you, always had confidence in you. He never lost faith in you. He has been patiently waiting for you to come to Him and He has provided you a way to be made clean again through the sacrifice for your sins on the cross by Jesus Christ. Come back home to God. He loves you. He has faith in you that never gives up on you and writes you off. Come home now.


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