The Greatest of these is love
I love this quote for the obvious reasons that it is inspiring and convicting. However, I have to admit that the first time I read it I also found it discouraging as I initially thought of all the challenging and significant things that I wasn't doing in my everyday life (ie. tending to lepers, feeding starving children, curing disease, etc. etc. etc.) But -
CHRIST is LOVE.
How often do I forget this good news? (pun intended) - Christ. is. LOVE.
When I am loving, I am living it out.
There is joy and purpose in this loving business and it doesn't always have to be difficult. I am living it out when
…I am holding my daughter close, dancing with friends in celebration, snuggling my boy late into the night when sleep just won't come to him,
...I am using my FEET to chase my children, to walk to the neighbor's house, to pick up trash, toys,
...I am using my HANDS to tickle, to make dinner, to wipe bottoms, to create.
...when I am LOOKing longingly and lovingly at my husband, at the sunset, at my children, at dessert (ok maybe not this one).
I can bless and be blessed all day everyday, all I need is to remember God's unending love, and attempt the same with those around me.
LOVE is GOOD. SO. GOOD.
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