Sunday, April 13, 2008

Love Is the Builder

"Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the window which hope has opened." Charles Haddon Spurgeon

I may not know where the next staircase leads, but if love built the stairs, I shouldn't be afraid to climb. If hope has opened a window for me, it is one I long to look out.

Love, the builder, always exceeds my expectations; in fact, love is able to do "immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine." Love never fails, and always wants what's best for me. (Ephesians 3, I Corinthians 13)

Hope, which opens the window and offers the view, is the mystery of Christ in me, is full of glorious riches and is alive! (Colossians 1, I Peter 1)

Faith, which helps me begin the climb, is given by Christ, who knows just what I need for it to grow. He makes it perfect. (Hebrews 12)

That sounds like an incredible trio of contractors. Race you to the top!


Macile Hooper LeJeune said...

Even though the words are not all yours (place quoted from reference) you have put this all together in such perfect sequence, it tells us a beautiful upward climb that we all should want to do in our search for 'perfection' that can only come ... at the top of the earthly staircase as it disappears into the clouds of GOD's eternal world above.
Merci for this one today, especialy; I needed it now.
DIEU TE BENISSE!!! Cajun Sissy

Esther said...

Dear Macile: I love what you say: "at the top of the earthly staircase as it disappears into the clouds of God's eternal world above" - beautiful! As always, thanks for your visit.