There was once a young man who sent
a love letter to his sweetheart.
In his letter, he said:
"My dear, I love you. I love you
so much that I'd cross the widest
desert to be able to sit in
I love you so much that I'd climb
the highest mountain just to look
into your eyes.
I love you so much I'd even swim
the deepest river to be able to
hold your hand."
But, in closing his love letter,
he wrote this:
"P. S. I'll come to your home
tomorrow night, if
it's not raining." :o)
People are much like this young man
with their words. Many times words
are not spoken from the heart,
but are just words. People may say
they love God, but if they don't
obey His Word, they do not really
love Him. The Bible says if we love
Him, we'll keep His commandments.
Some also take words lightly spoken
to one another.
Years ago, our forefathers spoke
their word and a handshake which was
just as good as a signed contract.
They would not break their word.
When our ancestors said "I do".....
they mean they would always be true.
Their words were a vow taken before
both God and man, to love, honor, and
cherish the one whose hand they took
in marriage, until death they vowed
they would not part. Today, in our
modern society, we see from the statistics
that many marriages end in divorce,
broken homes, and broken hearts.
Vows are broken and lives are changed
forever, because words spoken were not
from the heart. When the tough times
come, many do not go the extra mile to
work out problems, but instead, they
walk out on the problems. All things
can be worked out for God's glory and
our good, if we let Jesus be the one
to see us through the trials of life.
God intended for one man and one woman
to be joined together, and for no other
to put them asunder. Time can not change
the plan God had for man, but we see how
society has strayed from the way God
intended things to be. Our choice must
be to go with God, and not with the times.
People express their love in many ways.
Many think money can buy love and thus
lavish their mate with costly gifts,
flowers, jewels, or other things which
will one day fade away.
The gift of love, which keeps on giving,
is a caring heart of compassion, that
puts others before self.
Love is patient and kind and will go
the extra mile for another.
It overlooks faults and is not boastful
or proud. Love is not just words spoken,
but actions which are said to speak louder
than words. We look around in the stores
during holiday seasons, such as Valentine's
Day,and see all the expressions of love
which are sold. Cards, boxes of candy,
hearts and flowers.
The day has become commercialized, as
has most other holidays, to where it is
as if love is bought and sold.
Years ago, an expression of love was not
just shown one day a year, but all
through the year. True love will give
of self to another, by sharing in all
the burdens and trials of life.
True love will have an understanding
heart that can laugh with another, or
shed tears of understanding, as two
hearts entwine to be as one. It has
well been said that our actions speak
louder than words.This is so true,
and little things mean a lot to others.
"I Love You" are words which will not
return void, when two hearts are
united with God as the center of their
lives. Many of the failures in marriages
today could be overcome if the Lord was
allowed to be the focus in the home and
the one that all things centered around.
"What would Jesus do" is a way of life,
and not just a slogan. Treating one
another, as Jesus would reach out in
love, is how we are to react one to
another. May we seek to see the importance
of letting our love not just be words
spoken, but words of truth from the heart,
and words of action which shows forth
the love spoken. What the world need
snow really is love, sweet love.
It needs a love that comes from above,
the agape type love of the Savior.
For this type love will endure forever.
Is the seal of God's love on your heart?
If so, you'll want to reach out to
others with this same love.
May our prayers be for God to bind us
together with cords of love that
can not be broken,for love is truly
the greatest gift of all. Thanks to
our Lord for giving us His love, and
revealing to us the true meaning of
love which never fails. May our love
for one another always be "words of
love in action."
Blessings In Christ,
* by Jo Ann Kelly