Friday, January 23, 2009

A Week of Love...The Challenge

"I have always found in my life that the more I truly know a person, the more I have been priviliged to share in their deepest pain and joy, the more there was for me to love of that person. Underneath each of our well groomed images there lives a very lovable person who finds this hard to believe. That person is you and me. A majestic unique creation of our Heavenly Father, whose intrinsic value and worth lies in the  fact that He loves us and accepts us as imperfect people.

'I have nothing to offer anyone....except myself.
Me, such a forgettable figure...of nothing;
Which runs through life the wrong time,
Who cannot convey a serious thought...without sounding false,
Who is really afraid of people...not taking her seriously.
A person searching for another...who understands,
What she is like and...wants her, inspite of herself.
A person who will be brave enough to LOVE HER...
.. when she cannot love herself.'
The Father's love for is was so completly overwhelming that He sent His Son into this world too die for us and rise again for our justifciation. Now, because He lives, we live also. But only because He lives!
Galatians 2:20 " I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." This is the secret of our new power. We are closest to the heart of our Lord Jesus and His Kingdom of Grace when we realize that we too have been crucified with Him and now live our life in the flesh as one who is free to love nad give himself for others. And in this self-giving of our love to others, we fulfill His new Commandment to love one another as He has loved us.
Someone is out there waiting for you today. 
Waiting for you to love them as you have been loved and 
as you have been now commanded to love.
The Love in Your Heart
Wasn't put there to stay
Love isn't Love, Till You Give It Away
Do you Love Me? 
You Told Me Once.
But I Forgot.