Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Love Chapter

There is a chapter in the Bible,often referred to as the love chapter.That is 1Corinthians 13.
I have added verses 1-7 of that chapter to this post.One slight difference from what you will read in the Bible,is the addition of the name Christ,instead of just saying love.
See what you think of this way of reading these verses.I do not wish to change Scripture,but I do think that may be an appropriate way of helping us to understand this portion.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, 
but have not Christ’s love, 
I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal .
This is frost on the edge of the bird bath 

And though I have the gift of prophecy, 
and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, 
but have not Christ’s love, 
I am nothing. 
Blue Jay waiting to get some peanuts. 

Christ’s Love is patient and is kind; 
Christ’s love does not envy; 
Christ’s love does not parade itself, Christ’s Love is not puffed up; 
 Bald Eagle in flight.

Christ’s Love does not behave rudely, 
Christ’s Love does not seek its own, Christ’s Love is not provoked, 
Christ’s Love thinks no evil; 
Sitting on the field with two Magpies. 

Christ’s love does not rejoice in iniquity, but 
Christ’s Love rejoices in the truth; 
 Hutterite friends going for a Sunday afternoon walk.

Christ’s Love bears all things, 
Christ’s Love believes all things, 
Columbine in my garden

Christ’s Love hopes all things, 
Christ’s Love endures all things. 
Christ’s Love never fails. 


  1. I was blessed to read your beautiful post. Wonderful photos too. Thank you.

  2. Your columbine is gorgeous. I don't think there are any Hutterites around here. YES, substituting this word makes a world of difference!! Makes it much more easy to contemplate, too.

  3. Beautiful, beautiful post, Ruth, I hope your week is blessed!

  4. Oh my Ruth. Wonderful photo composition of the frost. He provides; we snap the camera.

  5. I enjoyed the photo. When I read these words, every time I think I have a long way to go.

  6. I love them all! The frost is so amazing. And the! I was unfamiliar with the Hutterites and had to look them up. There's so much I don't know. I remember reading I Corinthians 13 for the very first time after becoming a believer. It blew my mind. I memorized it at one time, but I'd need a little prompting to recite it today.

  7. I love the frost pic the best but flower was gorgeous! Yes I liked the way it pointed out Christ

  8. Makes one really stop, and think about those words!! And your photos are gorgeous Ruth.

  9. It is Christ's love in us that give us the ability to love others.

    This was a beautiful post. FlowerLady

  10. Such a beautiful post in pictures as well as the scriptures. Putting Christ"s in front of the word love give the reflection of the purest kind of love and an example of the type love we should aspire to. What a wonderful capture of the bald eagle. Thank you for sharing...

  11. every photo is just perfect. the eagle in the middle of the white is my favorite. and the ice crystals are magical. agree this is a beautiful and inspiring post. if only we could all love like Christ did, what a different world it would be

  12. Love the "Love Chapter" --and your photos are a PERFECT addition.....

    Love the Bald Eagle.... Also love the Columbine...

    Great pic's.

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  14. Beautiful pictures. Love the walking one. : )

  15. WoW!! the eagles are just amazing, your shots are always beautiful of this magnificent bird!! i too, love the walking picture, you always have a great eye for the perfect capture!!

  16. beautiful post.......before I read about the picture with the frost on the bird bath...I was trying my best to figure it out. so very pretty! I love how you capture the neatest things in your photo shots....

  17. Christ's love is the most perfect love and we should try and be as loving as HE is to others. Love the Columbine image

  18. A wonderful selection of photos, Ruth and As God is Love, we are called to be like Him in all we do and say so thank you for sharing this Scripture with us!

  19. I am curious what the eagle and the magpies are talking bout? great snowy views. happy week! ( ;

  20. Beautiful post, Ruth..just beautiful!

  21. Lovely photos. Love the blue jay especially

  22. Hi Ruth, This is just a wonderful post. I enjoyed all the pictures and the words, especially the way you have included the name Christ, instead of just saying love. I also especially liked the photo of your Hutterite friends going for a Sunday walk. I have recently been reading about Hutterites and their way of life. Their life style is most interesting. There must be a colony near Morden? One more thing … Your December header is just beautiful. Thanks, as always, for sharing and for your kind comments on my blog. Take care and be well. Best regards, John

  23. This is such a beautiful post. Christ is love and I loved reading the verses this way. Your photos are a wonderful addition. I haven't heard of Hutterites, so I'll have to go google them. The bald eagle and columbine are fabulous!

  24. I like to think, as you do, that it is Christ's love that is mentioned there, and what beautiful pictures to accompany such a glorious rendering of scripture! I liked all your pictures, and loved the varied colors in the skirts of your Hutterite friends as they walked, and the pensive face of the blue jay, and the glorious close up of the frost. And that Columbine is really a beauty! Many blessings to you dear friend :)


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