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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Love


The word of God says that if I "have not love, I am nothing".

1 Corinthians 13:2
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

I experienced love, while my mother laid dieing and was overwhelmed by that example of Jesus.

We hear that we are suppose to walk in love, but how to do that and how to show that can be elusive to us and foreign to our nature. But, I experienced love in amazing ways and have learned how deep the love of God can go in humans.

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A friend came to the hospital the day my mother died and sang over her. She sang softly and lovely to her. The songs where peaceful and filled the room with love. No matter where my mother was in that moment of death, she heard.

Another friend showed up in the room at midnight to check on me. We walked a bit and talked. Her support and sacrifice was beautiful. She listened to me and prayed for me. I was moved by her love.


Another showed up everyday and sat we me and my brother. She prayed and sang and talked to us. She would go get help, bring us items and just love us. Her presence was pure peace.
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The church cleaned my house, brought food, created a memorial, came to the funeral and prayed. The prayers were constant and only full of love. They listened to me and witnessed to me. People I would never have expected showed up on my door step and talked to me about death, God and love.

I have served at many funeral dinners but, have never experienced the amount of love that was poured out for my mother. I am humbled by that movement of God.

God's love is deep within His people. To know this on an intellectual level is one thing but, to experience is another. I never think of myself as walking constantly in love. The love of God comes on me when I am ministering to someone. But, these fellow brother and sisters showed that all you have to do, is love.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails.

3 comments:

jim said...

I to felt that love as we went through this. The loving outreach is still being shown by our Church. Thanks sis for putting our feelings into beautiful words.

Kat said...

Just wanted to say that God used your post to really confirm somethings in my life. Thanks!

Given55 said...

Kat,
I'm so glad that God uses us to help each other. God bless