Originally published Monday, 21 September 2015.
Love sees a wrong and rights it.
Love walks into a heart to open it.
Love loves when it doesn't feel like it.
Love climbs over tall walls that stand before it.
Love crushes the obstacles surrounding it.
Love sets down swords to bring bouquets of flowers.
Love beats out pain over time,
to touch the most callous heart.
Love doesn't count the cost.
Love doesn't add up the damages.
Love doesn't dwell in the days of old, but sees to the dreams of new.
Love doesn't lose its pumping arms of endurance.
Love doesn't move away from always-there, glimmer-of-light hope.
Love doesn't part from passionate perseverance.
Love doesn't see eye-constricting anger, but ever-flowing grace.
Love doesn't forgive once, but 1000 times.
Love doesn't always feel happy, but finds smiles through prayer.
Love doesn't always have answers, but seeks God's solutions.
Love lets the definers and originators
of the word make it come alive.
When our arms fall down and our back falls back,
Father God, the Son and the Holy Spirit step up.
They teach us the real meaning of the word.
Then we see how love wins even when it feels like it is losing.
Love isn't easy and Jesus proves that to us.
Love sometimes mean being seemingly nailed and beaten by those we love.
Love still remains.
It still works out. Love knows the alternative to love is hate and hate is the quick funnel to all pain, agony and despair. So love continues on...
Love never fails.
Love seeks truth.
Love fights for itself.
Love continues to die to self, and live to Christ.
Love brings life.
Love wins in the end.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Cor. 13:4-8
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
We love because he first loved us.
1 Jo. 4:18-19
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