Saturday, January 4, 2014

Love...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I discussed song lyrics.  And, how God seemed to be talking to me through them, once again.

Yes, it may have been God talking to me.  Of course, it may not have been.

Some people might think that it may have been my deceased husband Gordon, speaking to me.  After all, the song lyrics say, "We've been through it all... And you loved me just the same." accurately describing what part of our lives together had been like.

Hmmm... maybe.  But, probably not. 

It would be nice to think it may have been the case, but I don't think it could have been. 

I realize that God's Word, the Bible does not teach us that anything of that sort of thing, could happen.  So, I doubt if it was a message from Gordon.

It may have been that God was telling me about how much He loves me.  And, how he felt about me loving Him enough to go through all sorts of things, trials, troubles in life, without giving up and walking away from Him.

This sounds more logical to me.  Especially, since the last couple months of 2013 were extremely stressful for me.

I have known many people who have gone through trials in life.  People who considered themselves to be Christian.

Yet, in the midst of the trial, instead of turning to Him, they turned away from Him.

Some walked away from Him, and consider themselves to now be atheists.  People who don't believe that God exists.

Some turned their backs on Him, not wanting anything to do with Him.  With them becoming hard-hearted towards God.  And sometimes, towards other people, also.

It actually breaks my heart that people can be like this.

After all, God told us that we would have trials in life.  That no one would go through life without experiencing troubles.

Just as He told us in Matthew 5:43-45, "Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust."

Believe me when I say that it isn't always easy showing love to others.  Especially, if you have been hurt by them.

But, God commanded us to love others.  Even if we consider them enemies. 

He told us to do good to them who hate us.  And, to pray for them, who despitefully use us, and persecute us.

In addition, He made it clear that the sun will rise on the evil and on the good.  And, the rain will fall on the just and on the unjust.

Yes, everyone will have trials in life.  Many will suffer more than others. 

But, we need to do what God would have us do. 

That is, to love others.  Just as He told us to in the verses quoted, today.

I must admit, that I do love others.  And, not just those who love me. 

In fact, the truth is, that when I love someone, I truly love them.  Unconditionally.

Just the way God loves us.

God may have been happy about how much I love Him.  However, the truth is that He loves me more than I could ever love anyone.  Even, Him.


Until next time...

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