Friday, June 12, 2009

Real Love

Isn't it funny how we can be someone's favorite one minute and then be on their bad list the next? Sweet Will told me the other day that he was mad at me. "You don't let me stay outside all day to play," he said in his 3 year old tone. I explained how he can play as long as he wants to during the day, but when the sun goes down, its time to come inside. "You make me act ugly when you tell me 'no'!" he said. By that point, I knew I was not Will's favorite mommy for the next 5 minutes.

Say the word "brussel sprouts" and just the thought of it makes my stomach turn. I've tried to like them, but I just can't. Mention "watermelon" and just give me enough time to get a fork and a bib and I'm there with you!

Ever been talking with someone and they mention another person's name and immediately, you have a negative feeling about that other person? There are names out there that just give off negative connotations like: Hilter, Jezebel, Lucifer. Those names probably weren't on your list of possible names when you had to name your child.

First Corinthians 13 says, "Love is kind. Love bears all thing, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails." Aren't you glad that when our name is mentioned, God doesn't think ill about us? He bears with us through the unwise decisions we've made in the past, He believes the absolute best about you, He endures with us through the ups and downs of our life, and His love for us never fails. It never changes and just because we may have a bad day, God's love for us doesn't. He sees us as spotless lambs through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. He has great affection for you and me.

I don't know about you, but that puts a spring in my step!

1 comment:

Greetings from Guatemala said...

Thanks Barbie! Your blog is always an encouragement!