Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Day of Love

Valentines day!! Some of you might hate it, some of you might love it!  Me? I personally somewhat enjoy it!  Sure it is super commercialized and businesses thrive off this day, but what a wonderful day to display Christ through our expression to others!  Should this occasion be held to just one day?  No, it should be a continual process, but nothing wrong with going big time once a year!
My question is, how much heart do we have to give?  Is there a limit to how much we can Love or to how much of our heart we can share?  We are built in the image of God who demonstrates the ultimate Love for us!  Think of how much we hurt God!  Wow!!  We continually lie, betray, run to something or someone else, and yet He only returns Love!  A Love that at times must discipline for our safety, or may be filled with a righteous anger, but Love all the same!  This is my desire, to Love as Christ has Loved!  I desire to have the 1 Corinthians 13 Love that keeps no records of wrong and is not easily angered, but that always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres!  In the end, this is what the world is searching for, and with Christ power and strength within us, we can display this Love!  No matter how badly others may hurt us or how much others may praise us, may we display pure Love that does not envy, or boast, and is not self-seeking, but that is continually poured out for those around us!  This Love leaves us vulnerable, susceptible to hurt, and at times will break our hearts, but Christ suffered the same thing for us and continues to suffer this hurt, but it doesn't stop Him!  And with His power built in us, it does not have to stop us!  May we daily live for something greater than ourselves, and Love as Christ Jesus has Loved us!

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