“Love never fails.” 1 Cor. 13:8
Those three words choked me up more than anything as I taught my lesson in our adult Bible fellowship class. The phenomenon of an object or institution that doesn’t corrode, rust, wear out, break down, fall apart or disintegrate just seems, well, incomprehensible.
Imagine a car that never needed washing, or an engine that never needed oil. I personally would prefer a computer that never needed upgrading. But everything has a life span. Nothing lasts forever. Even things with a warrantee break before they’re supposed to. Even really durable things aren’t eternal; they just last a LOT longer than most things, and they still deteriorate.
In today’s culture, we’re easily disappointed by things or people that don’t meet our unrealistic expectations of durability, especially in relationships. Husbands, wives, parents, siblings… all disappoint and fail.
But God does not falter. He does not wane. He does not break. He does not weaken…