1 Corinthians 13:9-13: For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
The Bible explains that the three virtues of faith, hope, and love endure without end, for they are present in both time and eternity. Love is the greatest virtue not only because it is eternal, but because, even in this temporal life, where we now live, love is supreme. Love already is the greatest, not only because it will outlast the other virtues, beautiful and necessary as they are, but because it is inherently greater by being the most God-like. God does not have faith or hope, but God is love (1 John 4:8). One day all things will cease to exist because they will cease to have purpose or meaning. On that perfect day, when we see our Lord face to face, love will for us be just beginning. But, our showing love now, practicing love now, living love now, are of utmost importance because love is the link God gives us with His eternal Self.
We are so thankful for your love. Your Word assures that You demonstrated you love for us in that while we yet sinners Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). Forgive us when we fail to love as we ought and grant us opportunities to love others. We thank you for the gift love.
We pray this in Jesus name, amen.