Thursday, February 13, 2014

BARGAINING WITH OURSELVES

"To love is to lay oneself open for loss.  That is the bargain we make with ourselves, because it is worth it."

Today is Valentine's Eve- -the entire world is preparing for a grand celebration tomorrow.  I am thinking of the quote above and remembering to be thankful.  We will all suffer the pain of loss---if we love---sooner or later--we must endure the pain.  One of the keys to enduring the loss is remembering the blessing that came with loving someone.  There is always a blessing and things which make it all bearable.

My Children



My Grandchildren



Such Blessings And A Wonderful Legacy!


There is another far-far greater than me--who loved us---and left Himself open to the pain.  The pain He endured that we might live and love is beyond our comprehension.  Today I am focusing on the lessons in love that He has taught me--selfless love--love with a cost---a high price--and yet He still loved us--knowing the pain to come--He gave Himself and taught us the true meaning of love---He is the author and the creator--He teaches me how to love each and every day and He has faithfully held me each step of the way. If we love Him--if we follow Him--it is worth it---even when we suffer pain---He is worth it.


"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. "By this all men will  know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
John 13:34-35

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