February 6

My high school choir had a tradition of singing Broadway medleys as a part of our repertoire. I’ve never been to Broadway, but because of a choir director that opened my eyes to various genres of music, I have had the opportunity to know and love many different show tunes. One of my favorites comes from the musical, Oliver, based on the Dickens novel, Oliver Twist. The song is called Where Is Love? and is sung by the title character. As the song begins, we find that young Oliver has been tossed in the basement of a dark funeral parlor. There, alone and scared, he begins rather mournfully asking the question, “Where is Love?”

Where is love?
Does it fall from skies above?
Is it underneath the willow tree
That I've been dreaming of?

Do you ever ask yourself these same questions? Where is love? What should love look like? Where does it come from? This Sunday we will go digging for answers to these questions as we continue with the next passage from The List - 1 Corinthians 13. These verses are most often known for their use at wedding ceremonies, but could they have a meaning that goes beyond romantic love? I think so! Let’s talk about it this Sunday.

-Pastor Jane