– Secret Place Insights –
Dear One, when my oldest child was five and I was expecting my fifth, as I have previously written, a neighbor of mine suggested that I abort my baby. She followed that up with, “I am going to have quality not quantity. I was surprised, but pleased with my quick retort, “I am going to have both quality and quantity.”
I could have never agreed with my neighbor, but I understood what prompted her suggestion. Ron and I were living in a two-bedroom mobile home. Now don’t get the wrong impression. Our little home was neat, organized with a place for everything. I could even nicely host my women’s group there. However we did, shortly before the fifth arrived, buy a house in town, not far from a wonderful beach.
As each of the children arrived, I marveled at what I discovered. When I had but one child, I loved her with all my heart. When the others followed, with the increased responsibilities, my time had to be divided, but not the love. I could love each one with my entire heart.
It seems impossible, but because love is derived from God, our source of love…it never has to be divided. Mathematically impossible, but with God all things are possible. For man is not given a specific allotment of love which has to be divvied up between loved ones. Love, the love which comes from our source of love, God the Father, is limitless.
Another marvelous discovery is that God loves each of us with undivided love. For He sacrificed His perfect son on the cross, not for some, but for EACH one of us. Oh, according to Scripture, there are times that He does not like us. You know, as well as I do, that just like our children, we are not always likable, but just as we parents continue to love our offspring through their worst moments, God continues to love us. And like our own children, no matter what their ages, they remain in our heart-of-hearts as children to us, just as we are children to God our Father.
Love is so amazing. Another aspect of love is that we can sincerely love those who reject our love. How do I know that? We are called by God to a lifetime of loving others. God is the perfect example. In the midst of Man’s defiant rejection, God lovingly calls all to Himself.
Another interesting truth is that in our pursuit of God, as our love for Him increases, He produces within us a higher quality of love, and ever growing sacrificial love. There is so much one can say about love, but this is merely an essay, not a book. There is a book which deals beautifully with the subject…better than any other. Perhaps you sang about it in Vacation Bible School:
The B..I..B..L..E that’s the book for me.
I stand alone on the Word of God
“We love because he (God) first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
This is not to imply that all go to Heaven. That is an essay for another time. For now, I speak of love, mine, yours, and God’s. (If you have questions on eternal life, or eternal death, you are welcome to use Contact for further discussion.)
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