The most important thing that we can remember today, precious family, is that we are loved with unfailing love by our Father!!! This is the most important emotion/need that we have as our Father says:
“What a person desires is unfailing love…”
Proverbs 19:22 NIV
In the days when Jesus walked the earth, He was approached by a teacher of the Law who asked Him what is the most important commandment, to which Jesus told him it is:
“Love the Lord your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.”
I love how the teacher responded to Jesus:
“Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but Him. To love Him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him,
“You are not far from the kingdom of God.”
Ha, ha – that was for sure!!! Little did the man know that he was standing right next to God who IS perfect love Himself, heaven come down to earth in Jesus right there before him!!! Love is an emotion our Father has given to us for Him and others with His Spirit that indwells our hearts that upon faith cries out “Abba, Father!” From that heart response to He who loves us, we are empowered with passion to love Him, ourselves and others. To love who we are in Him, love what we do in life and love Him and others is to be at life’s best!!! It is our Father’s standard for us, but is also a heart response!!! Love is a choice and if often requires effort. So to love others as we would like to do, it takes being intentional about it and choosing to love with the help of our Father!!! He helps us love!!!
One of the noblest emotions we can experience is pity which is the capacity to enter into the pain of another in order to do something about it. Pity discovers the need in others for love and healing and then fashions speech and action that brings strength. Pity is adrenaline for acts of mercy!!! It is the very heart of our Father for each of us as His children!!! It was the adrenaline that moved Him to the cross so that we could be forever loved and cared for divinely!!! Now how committed to us is our Father who loves us, now indwells us and moves through us to share His love in the world around us!!! Given that, how is our Father revealing His perfect love to you today and how is He moving your heart to intentionally love Him, yourself and others??? Love as a priority in life – it is the thing that matters above all and it is that which rescued us to be forever loved by our Father as this song says here!!! Oh such blessed kids are we forever!!! Much love to you all wherever you are today, saint!!! Love has you!!!