Saturday, October 31, 2009

Utter Joy...

This will be short and sweet.  Just a little of what I am feeling right now.
This week I have found myself feeling the physical manifestion of joy.  I will be holding Bo or playing with Abby Kate and I will have these bubbles rise up in my chest so intensely that they can only come out, which produces a giggle (or two).  I have watched my almost four year old sing everything she is doing to different tunes she has heard.  I will see Bo's magical smile and hear his sweet giggle and it will be begin again.  I am beginning to better understand how high and how wide and how deep and how long is God's love for us....
I mean, can you imagine?  Take your purest, most intense love for another human and multiply that by intifinity and there you have it.  Makes you think of yourself differently huh?  And makes you want to love others differently doesn't it?  It is the foremost and centerstage commandment...Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself.  I want to love so much better.

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never fails.  1 Corinthians 13

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