I've been thinking a lot about love lately, after all, June is the month for weddings. The birthstone are pearls and alexandrite (a purpleish color) and the flower is the rose. I see a little romance in there somewhere. Growing up, June brought the June bugs, a little brown, oval shaped bug that flew. My Mom and I convinced Baby Girl that they loved the toes of little girls, so she had to be careful not to get bit by one.
Anyway, back to the love thing. This weekend, Hunny Bunny and I will travel through three states (Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee) to witness such a reunion. It will take us about 8 hours to get there, we will spend the night, get up the next day, attend the wedding, spend another night, get up the next day and head home. I could think of a lot of other things that I could be doing, like cleaning out my clothes closet, doing some mending, scrapbooking, or just being lazy. Nevermind the time spent getting there to turn around and come back. Seems like a waste to me. But then I remember the reason - it's all in the name of Love.
You know what I'm talking about. The kind of love that makes you feel all warm inside everytime you think about that special person. Your every thought is on them, you want to spend every waking moment in their presence, you anticipate the next time you are together, and everytime you hear their voice, it just intensifies the feeling even deeper, and then before you know it, BAM! you are hooked - you have fallen in love!
I remember the first time i fell in love. I was looking in all the wrong places. Eventually I did meet the love of my life, but in the most unexpected place....
At the cross.
What's love got to do with it? Everything. Think about the moment you fell in love with Jesus. His journey was a long one, a necessary one, and if He had it His way, He would have made a detour, but the Father had other plans. He loved His son so much, He was willing to give Him up so that we could have eternal life with Him, all in the name of love. In the garden the night before Jesus was arrested, He pleaded with the Father and prayed so hard, that He sweated blod drops, in the name of love. He was beaten and spat upon. Even as He hung dying on the cross, He did it all in the name of Love. The cross displayed the kind of love that makes you feel all warm inside everytime you think about Christ dying for your sin. Your every thought is on Jesus, you want to spend every waking moment in Christ's presence, you anticipate the next time you are together, and everytime you hear His voice, it just your love for Him is even deeper, and then before you know it, BAM! you are hooked - you have fallen in love and He has stolen your heart! You are His and He is yours, eternally joined, all in the name of love.
So, let's talk about love. Are you ready to committ the rest of your life to just one person? What sacrifices have you made lately, all in the name of love? Are you ready to have your name written in red all in the name of love? Are you ready to experience the kind of love that is selfless and true? Let me know when you are ready to talk about Love. I promise, your heart will not be broken.