Good morning all-
Well the bacon is on, the rolls are in the oven and I'm dressed for work. Wow! I even have my hair done, make-up on and water started for tea. I thought I would try that this morning. Anyway, my mind is on love today. What is love? Why must we love? More importantly, Why are we loved?
What is love? Love is exactly how God mapped it out to be. It's not a feeling; it's an action. Love is patient, Love is kind. Remember those words. It's hard to love when our feelings are in the way, right? We want someone to show us love, be there for us and it's so easy to run away and say, "I don't love you anymore because you don't love me." I get it. I've been there before and I guarantee a million others have been too. The problem is that when we say that and feel that, we aren't loving anyone, especially ourselves.
Why must we love? God calls us to love our neighbors. This essential piece of the human spirit is what keeps everyone going. You know it's true. When people show love, hurt is gone, war is over and a spiritual healing begins. It's all part of His plan for us. We were never meant to be alone and we were never meant to do anything but love. Unfortunately, ourselves, sin and evil creep in. Darn that humanness.
Why are we loved? I really can't answer this one because from all my experiences, we shouldn't be. God should have walked away from this race, demolished it and created all new. Instead He has stood by from the beginning of time, loving us anyway. Really? How many of us do that to people that hurt us? Let's see, not MANY! You know I'm right. So, then, if God knows we are such scattered people, why does He continue to love us anyway? That will be my very first question to Him when I'm before Him. It boggles my mind to think that God has loved me through all my garbage.
The fact of the matter is that we are loved and by His love we are healed. His wounds were for every ounce of love He had for us. For every drop of blood that was bled on Calgary, His love is represented. He was a King, our Savior and He died on a cross, not because He felt like it because I can assure you, He did not. He died for us because His love was greater for His people than Himself. Take some time to think about that.
Well, it's off to work I go. I hope someone shows you love today. I already captured Christ's love today.
1Corinthians13: 4-5 NIV:
Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Pray for someone that needs love today and then pass it on.......