September’s number 1 song is this month’s series of devotions: “Looks Like Jesus.” We saw last week how God's love is present in every believer. This week, let's talk about Godly relationships...
PART 3: A Love That Lasts
September 18th, 2022
If you’ve seen the music video for “Looks Like Jesus” (above) then you’ve seen the married couple in the diner. In the second verse of the song, Jimmy Fortune says:
“Sitting in a diner where I saw a man with silver hair. Table for two, feeding his wife, like every night she just stairs. Says, ‘For 60 years this has been our place.’ He’s treating her like it’s their first date.”
The lyrics describe a man sitting with his wife who has dementia/Alzheimer’s. As touching as this is, the amazing part about this is the fact that the couple you see in the video are not actors. They are actually married. She actually has Alzheimer’s. They’ve been married for over 67 years!
What is the secret for a love like this? We’re reminded what scripture says about love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8…
4: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5: It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6: Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7: It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8: Love never fails…
This kind of Godly love is what will sustain a relationship. If you are married, center your marriage around this kind of love that only comes from two people committed to God and each other. Read this passage together as a couple and commit yourselves to this kind of lasting love.
If you are not married yet, pray for God to teach you now what this love looks like. Ask Him to guide you in your search for that spouse and keep your focus on a Godly relationship. Not to revisit last week’s devotion, BUT: Don’t settle for a love that is defined by worldly standards. Lasting love is worth waiting for.
Let’s ask God to give us this kind of love for the people closest to us. A love that is patient and kind. A love that is selfless and truthful. A love that protects, hopes, trusts, and perseveres. A love that never fails. A love that lasts.