7/28 1 Corinthians 13:13

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

The gifts of the Spirit that help to build up the body of Christ will one day no longer be needed. God's work in us will be completed. Have you heard this expression? "A hearse is never followed by a moving van." Not only will we leave behind all physical possessions, but we will leave our spiritual gifts as well. The good news is that we will take with us our faith, hope, and love.

Our faith is our conviction based on the Word of God. It is also our expectation based on those convictions. We will continually see the fulfillment of that faith, or as the song says, "My faith will be my eyes." The same is true for our hope. Every godly hope will be realized throughout eternity!

Greater still is love. The greatest love on earth is a dim shadow of the fullness of love we will experience in eternity. The old nature and our physical limitations that keep us from seeing and comprehending the greatness of God's love will be out of the way. As the seraphim are overwhelmed by God's holiness (Isaiah 6:3), so we will be overwhelmed by God's love again and again, forever! The more we realize how much God loves us, the more we will love.

Consider: Why wait? Open your heart to that love as much as you can today and every day until you are there beholding Jesus in the fullness of love face to face.