Day 5: Love never Dies
TIME moves forward
one tick at a TIME
You can't stop it.
Just look into the eyes of a newborn
and you can see yourself
as that is what you were
once upon a TIME ago.
I see TIME.
As I still feel like a 12 year old,
I see the forward motion of
as my years are way past 12.
but there is a constant that
TIME may steal away TIME,
but it can't steal away LOVE.
I think of my grandmother,
through my eyes when I was a child
who I always saw her as "old",
yet she was probably the age that I am today.
But TIME never got the best of her
as she would just sit and watch
and absorb our family doing life.
She was oh so content just being in the moment
that you could feel her
because it was smothered in LOVE.
I wonder what she was thinking.
I wonder if she was missing my grandfather
who passed away when I was 4,
who I remember oh so well.
I wonder if she looked at my mother
and wondered how TIME had ticked by.,
now her daughter was a mother.
We can't stop TIME.
But TIME can't stop LOVE.
Don't ever allow anything to come between
GOD didn't allow an apple to come between
HIS LOVE for HIS CHILDREN.
For GOD so LOVED,
as TIME ticked by,
as HE created more children,
that take up the pages of the bible
(and in the pages of our stories),
who may not have been eating apples,
yet chose to eat other things that they weren't supposed to eat.
Yet GOD kept LOVING
to a point of death on a CROSS.
LOVE begins with GOD.
For where would you be without GOD?
You wouldn't be here.
I am just feeling sentimental this morning.
How are you this morning?
What are you feeling?
Is there someone who you are thinking about?
Is there someone who you want to reach out to say I LOVE you, yet it has been way too long?
Is there someone who you need to FORGIVE, yet you just can't let them off the hook because
your hurt is so deep?
Is there someone who you know who is all alone who needs a wee bit of LOVE?
Is the someone you?
Today is your day.
To take that extra step
and FAST from whatever is keeping you from
sharing HIS LOVE
with that one someone or someones.
Whether it is
FASTING from UNFORGIVENESS,
so you will FORGIVE.
Whether it is
FASTING from PRIDE,
so you can make that phone call, or a visit, or even a text.
Whether it is
FASTING from the
FEAR to RECEIVE the LOVE OF GOD
that never dies,
so that you can spread the
LOVE OF GOD
to others who may be dying inside
because they need the
LOVE OF GOD.
Maybe today is
let's make it a SUNDAY that
you won't ever forget
because GOD will use you
to take that step
LOVE into this TIME right now
TIME doesn't stop for anyone,
BUT LOVE takes the TIME to stop for someone.
take the TIME today to
with HIS TIMELESS LOVE
that is all around us
for us to see, to feel, to receive, and to give,
if we would take the TIME
"GIFTS OF GOD"
(listen to the song below)