Monday, February 14, 2011
Love...The Final Word.
Before I get into what I want to write about for today's entry, I need to say that I thank you for prayer for my grandson S. If you read recent entries, you'll know that he has been hospitalized. Well, even though S had profuse bleeding through his nose in the night, he has been released from hospital and is now at home. Praise God! Thank You, Jesus!
However, I must also add that my co-worker/real estate partner/friend C, collapsed Sunday through the night, in a diabetic coma. He's currently admitted at Hotel-Dieu/Grace Hospital. Since there are no beds available, he is once again held in the Emergency Room (ER). Any/all prayer would be appreciated. Thank you.
To me, it's rather sad to have a loved one, or a friend sick in hospital, especially on this special day of love.
After all, love makes the world go around.
Isn't that what the world tells us? Isn't that what most people think? In a way, it is the truth, even if it is a secular thought.
Of course physical love (procreation) has always made a way for humankind to perpetuate itself. It also fulfils God's commandment. So, in a way, it does make the world go around.
But, leaving physical love aside, love from the heart doesn't always mean a fulfilled life, with happiness. It seems that we, as humans, sometimes find ourselves married to those we truly don't love, or to those who truly do not love us.
Without human, emotional love, it's hard to feel fulfilled, sometimes. Especially, if we don't have Jesus in our lives.
Of course, there are others, like me, who wish the day would have just disappeared, so I didn't have to think about my loss and of being alone, without the love of a partner to love, and share life with.
People sometimes find themselves alone, feeling rather sad on this special day of love.
At least this year, I feel only sadness and heartbreak, rather than the devastating, shocking, overwhelming pain and sorrow that I felt last year. Still, it broke my heart visiting my Gordon today, at the cemetary.
There is another kind of love that God tells us is the greatest love of all. The most important love. The final word, on love.
God told us in John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." That's what Jesus did, for you...and for me.
Being obedient to God, the Father's plan, Jesus didn't wait for us to become 'right' with God. Instead, He fulfilled God's plan. God's word tells us in Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
Wow! Jesus proved His love towards us, before we even knew Him. Before we were ever born, He loved us.
What a revelation it is, to know that no matter what life holds in store for us, that we are loved. With an everlasting love.
I thought I would celebrate this special love day with you, by providing a link to Josh Groban's You Are Loved:
I wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day! Know that you are loved.
Until next time...
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