Monday, October 13, 2008

life in love

Life "in love" surely makes all the difference in the world. We read that Jacob served Laban seven years for Rachel, but that they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her. To know the love of God in Jesus can help us to endure much. And this love needs to carry over to God's loved ones, and even, as we learn from Jesus, to our enemies.

None of us are loveable all the time, maybe not much of the time. Of course it's a gift when we are loved, and when we can and do love. God is love, and our lives need to be lived in that love. A love which will lay down one's life if need be for the beloved, and gladly. But a love which also lives a lifetime of love for the beloved. And that when it's all said and done, they would be like just a few days, because of love. The greatest love being the love of God for us in Jesus Christ. A love which remains when all else may and will falter.

For me this is important, and a great blessing in life, though so little known in comparison to what is available for us in Jesus. The great blessing is to be coming to know more and more God's love in Jesus, and to return something of that to God and to others.

What might you like to share with us about "life in love"?


preacherman said...

Wonderful thought and post today. Thank you brother for sharing it with us. I can't believe it my boys were off on Labor Day and Columbus Day. So I guess I'll just enjoy the silence and blog.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Glad you could enjoy some silence. I'm enjoying quite a bit of that now, which in some ways is sad, but is nice for concentrating and sleeping.