Monday, February 18, 2013

Love... To Remember...

In the past, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I have written about how grateful I am for the Christian love I have been receiving.

Today, I'd like to discuss... love.  In a more heart-felt, human way.  After all, it is love month.  February.

When I was young, I watched a movie that always stayed on my mind.  For much of my life, I couldn't recall the title of the film, but the storyline always was with me.

You may or may not be familiar with, An Affair to Remember.  It starred Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.  Here's a LINK to find out more about this wonderful movie.

Once you've read about it, or if you've seen it yourself, you may think that possibly I adore this film, because I can relate to it.

Well, yes... I can relate to the film.  After all, as an adult who is partially disabled, I can relate to the situation the arises near the end of the movie.  And, how tragedy changes life.  Still, it fills my heart with joy every time I think of the ending of the movie.

Today, in our society, the title may or may not be scoffed at.  If I had to entitle the film today, I think I would rather call it Love to Remember

After all, we live in a sinful society, where people relate to the word 'affair' as being referring to a sexual encounter.  However, in the movie, none of this is depicted.

What is prevalent is the ongoing realization that these people truly fell in love, with each other. 

The thing that struck me most about this movie, was that even though tragedy happened and their lives were affected, the love they had for each other didn't die.  It survived.  And, flourished.

When I first saw and adored this film, I was a young, healthy person.  Now that I am a widow, struggling with health problems, this film means even more to me. 

After all, love doesn't die.  It doesn't fade.  It doesn't wax and wane as life changes.  It remains firm.  Solid.  Always there.

While I've been referring to true love, in human fashion, there is another love that our human love cannot even compare to.  God's love.

After all, He loved us so very much. 

God loved us so very much that He created a plan of redemption for us.  A plan that involved Him sacrificing His own Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.  The Sacrifice to end all sacrifices.

How grateful I am for Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

What greater love could we ever have, than this?!  There is no greater love.

Hopefully, you already have Jesus Christ in your heart.  Hopefully, you've already surrendered your life to Him. 

If you haven't yet done so, please... come to Christ, today.  You aren't guaranteed tomorrow.  Today, is the day of salvation.

Until next time...

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