You’re familiar with this quote from 1 Corinthians 13:
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
Here are some other characteristics of love from 1005 Grant Street in Imperial, Nebraska:
Love pulls into town in four 5th wheel travel trailers; love is four retired couples traveling the country helping small rural churches; love works together sharing the load. It begins the day in prayer and song and devotional thought; it covers nails, strips, floats, and sands drywall; cuts in around doors, ceilings, and floors; paints walls and trim. Love prepares lunch for everyone; cleans the kitchen, wipes down pews and songbooks, and vacuums the floors. Love seeks to serve others.
We cannot say enough in thanking the Sojourners for the work they’ve done here this week. The outdated dark paneling is gone. The walls have been repaired and painted. The interior of our building has a fresh “new” look. Thank you for your experience, expertise, and hard work.
Jesus once said, “By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13.35). Thanks, Glenn and Anita, Joe and Linda, Meredith and Pat, Robert and Larue, for loving us.
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13.13
About the Sojourners:
Sojourners are a group of mostly retired Christians who own RVs. Their goal is national evangelism. Upon request, the Sojourners travel to smaller congregations of the churches of Christ to help them grow spiritually and physically. The National Evangelism with Sojourners of the Church of Christ is established for the purpose of working with congregations to strengthen the church, to encourage, instruct, teach, edify, and evangelize. –from Sojourning.org