Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AND FINALLY WE HAVE LOVE

The natural order of things brings up love in the list of those things I am thankful for-



There is no one special in my life anymore--but I have loved and lost--and even in the pain of the loss---it was all worth it.  As I took the Little Man to school this morning, I witnessed a couple dropping their child off together.  Walking out of the school, the dad stopped and kissed the mom and told her he loved her---and they went their separate ways--headed in opposite directions.  As I walked away from this sweet sight, I thought of how many times I had been kissed and told I was loved over the life of a long marriage.  What a wonderful way to start your day!  I especially miss the warmth of a touch--whether lips, hands, or a gentle caress that sends the message of love.



We are born with a need to be loved.  I have held enough babies in my lifetime to know they respond to our touch and love.  Watching the grands vie for attention gives me clear evidence of their need for approval and love.  We are not meant to be solitary creatures.  God created Eve so that Adam would have a partner---for it was not good for man to be alone.  



And then the apple was pulled from the tree---and the perfect love of the first couple was no more.  Jealousy, discontent, narcissism, and on and on were born with that first nibble.  Love that had been easy and natural then became more of a struggle.  For when man decided he knew better than the Creator God and placed himself on the throne---the perfect love God designed for man became distorted.

The love between a man and a woman is beautiful--but it is only one example of love.  Love comes in many varieties--but always is a choice we make.  The secret to a true and whole love is always putting the other first.  When you do unto others--always do more for the other and the fruit to be reaped is a pure and perfect example of love.

God is the very definition of love---one of His attributes is love--and He always chooses to love us.  The most perfect example of selfless love was allowing the death of Jesus upon the cross--so we may enjoy eternity with Him.  He did for us---He chose to provide a way to reconcile us to Him---He did more than we could ever deserve--without thought of what He would gain---but instead freely sacrificed His Son- in order that we might be redeemed.

So I am thankful for love---in every shape and form it comes in---I praise Him and bless Him for showing us how to love--for sending us the perfect example of love---and loving us in spite of who we are.


Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
I John 4:8

7 comments:

  1. Thankful for love too, especially the love of Jesus Christ. Without Him none of this going on in the world would make any sense. And I'm thankful to have a husband who loves me more than himself. I am truly blessed beyond measure.
    Have a blessed day. ~:)

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    1. What a blessing, Sparky. A Godly Man is worth more than gold!

      And then there is Jesus!

      Blessings, Friend!

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  2. Love...such a powerful, yet peaceful word...thank you for your word today ❤️

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    1. Wonderful description, Vannie!
      Blessings, Friend!

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  3. "There is no one special in my life anymore". I understand what you mean, Lulu, and indeed such a love can be precious when found and cherished. But you are still loved, Lulu, in a very different way, by your family, your grand-children and the many people you meet whose life you brighten and make better. That is special too. You are also loved by all your readers who continue to call on you daily and commetn here. It is their way of showing their affection for you.

    As for Adam and Eve? Human life would have been totally different if God had told them not to eat brocolli. Instead, they were tempted by a talking snake. I tell you, if I was naked and met a talking snake I would have quickly protected my tender bits rather than engage in conversation with him. It's all the woman's fault; I tell you!

    God bless you.

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    1. OH, Victor, BLAME SHIFTING---the original sin!!!

      I "feel the love", Victor. So thankful for my family, friends & readers! They / You can make me smile on the worst day!
      Blessings, Friend!

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  4. You, my friend, are loved and show love in so many ways....what a beautiful post, Lulu. Blessings

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!