Today's post is the next to last post on love.  I really never intended to write an entire month's posts with the theme of love, and it will all end tomorrow with my Valentine's post.  Lesson learned--do not make impulsive comments about posting on one theme for an entire month.  What should flow naturally then becomes a mandate or promise and not what God has placed on my heart.  I have not had any problem coming up with this two weeks of posts on love, but would rather allow things to come as I begin to mull them over.  So for today -

will be my topic.  What better place to end the discussion of love.  Tomorrow will concern Valentine's Day exclusively.  

HOW I love my family.  They are the ones who love me knowing me best of all.  I am not always so loveable--and yet they stick by me.  They forgive me when it is difficult to forgive myself.  They have seen me at my absolute worst--they know my sins--and they unfailingly  love me ~ even when I do not deserve their love.

These are the people I would give my life for.  Need a kidney, need a lung, need a heart---I will sacrifice it all because I love them dearly.  The steadfast - unfailing - deep- sacrificial  love for them is a blessing.  What is that song---they are the winds beneath my wings.  They inspire me to love more and better.  For them I would give my all--that is how much I love them.

Of course, this reminds me of the deep love of God for us.  He loved us so much---He provided atonement so that we might always be in His presence.  The lamb of that atonement was His own Son.   He would sacrifice His own Son--who became the scapegoat for our sin---so that we might be with Him eternally.  No greater love has any man.  So we are His adopted child--the one who though not worthy-- His love provided.  His love causes Him to faithfully provide all we need.  He is our God--they one who loves his adopted child best.  He is our Patriarch God who is the author of love.  AMEN!

"In love He predestined us for adoption to Himself as sons through Jesus Christ,

according to the purpose of His will,

to the praise of His glorious grace,

with which He has blessed us in the Beloved."

Ephesians 1:5


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