Text: 1 Cor. 13:13
Three men named Mr. Hope, Mr. and Mr. Love, lived together in a community. They were Christians and each boasted that they loved God more than the others.
God sent and angel to inform them that He would speak to them on a holy mountain and they ran there immediately at the same time. There was only one chair there, so they started fighting over the chair. Suddenly, God spoke to them to go to their houses that He would visit them. They were excited that God would be visiting them in their houses as follows: Mr. Hope 10.30am, Mr. Faith 10.35am and Mr. Love 10.40am.
They went home and borrowed money to prepare all kinds of food and make new clothes for themselves and their children. God sent two of his angels, they went to the house of Mr. Hope in the form of a blind man and a lame man. The men knocked at the door, and Mr Hope thought that it was God. He dressed up quickly but when he opened the door and saw the two men as beggars, he threw them out into the street in annoyance and went into his house to wait for God to come and visit him.
The two angels went to Mr. Faith’s house at the exact time God gave him and knocked at the door. Mr Faith thought it was God and he quickly went to have his bath and went to open the door. to his surprise it was two men, one blind and one lame, he saw them as beggars, he called his children to beat them up and threw them into the street and went into the house to wait for God.
The two angels went to Mr. Love’s house as a lame man and a blind man. They knocked the door, and immediately he opened the door and surprisingly it was a lame man and a blind man at the door. He had compassion on them and asked them to come in, his wife was very angry but he made them sit down and fed them with the food he prepared for God. After feeding them, they blessed him and left. On the way, the lame man and the blind man spoke good about Mr. Lto God
A few minutes later, Mr. Love heard a knock at the door and he quickly went to open the door thinking that God haf finally come. He however, saw a pastor and the pastor who gave him a sun of N50,000. He said they wanted to build a church but God told him to come and give Mr. Love the money. Mr. Love became very rich while Mr. Hope and Faith are still waiting for God in their houses till now.
Children, that is the end of story. What did we learn from this story? As children of God, we learn that God want us to love one another even as he has loved us, dying for us. Love your neighbour as yourself. This shows as our love for God if we love others.