The Gift – Video

This little book was given to me as a gift. It is called, “The Greatest Thing in the World”, by Henry Drummond. It might be little but it is mighty and found in I Corinthians 13, it is based on Paul’s words in The Bible where it is called, “Love is the Greatest” in the NLT, New Living Translation…

If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.
If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.
It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.
It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!
Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture!
But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.
When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
Three things will last forever – faith, hope, and love – and the greatest of these is love.

“God is Love.” More than this we cannot ask,
higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy 6: 17-18

Remember, Love heals us


  1. Thank you Marsha. Paul’s words and your voice are very comforting.

    • Marsha Pecaut says

      Thank you, Jobina, for your comment. It reminds me of the promise of comfort in
      II Corinthians 1: 3,4
      Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
      Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

  2. Laurette Robbins says

    This was lovely. Thank you for the sharing.

    • Marsha Pecaut says

      And thank YOU for following and commenting on this video blog.
      I appreciate you, Laurette. I’m glad you are a subscriber!!

  3. Marsha, So nice to be reminded of this little book. Many years ago someone told me about it and at one time I read it every day for about two weeks before going to work. It has a life-changing impact.

    Thanks for all you are doing.

    Love, Keitha

    • Marsha Pecaut says

      Thank you, Keitha, for your support.
      It’s wonderful to receive your comment and to hear of the impact it has on someone when they know divine Love never fails 🙂

  4. Marina Bonsi says

    I love this book! This really gets at the core of what Christianity is and how all Christian faiths are united under the banner of love.

    • Marsha Pecaut says

      So happy you added your comment sharing this idea, Marina.
      I couldn’t agree with you more!
      Let’s continue to spread Love’s banner in our nation and to the entire world 🙂

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