Life Is About Love

It was last night, as tears soaked down my wife’s cheeks, remembering her step dad who passed away just a week or so ago, that God spoke to me clear words that brought my wife comfort. Life is about love.

Adam and Eve consumed the fruit of the tree of knowledge, and became aware of right and wrong. We know too well from our lives that it’s very easy to know right and wrong. Some of us may even hold onto that knowledge, and lack the understanding and wisdom that comes from love. And still those who do, struggle with applying that in their lives. I certainly am one of those, and am not perfect.

When Jesus was asked what the most important law, it clearly was not a mistake that he said two things: love your God with all your strength and all your might, and love your neighbor as yourself. Love is gentle, love is kind…

I miss my father-in-law, and it was such a tragedy to lose him in my hands to something that was preventable. I know God had a plan for him though, and I know that His love for us was greater than what we think that moment may do to define us. I also know that my father-in-law Fer loved and was loved by God. To be sure, he was the closest person in my life that I knew had the greatest love and admiration for God. No question in my mind, that he had finished his race, and is with Jesus.

So love is… life. That’s what we’re here for. That’s what the purpose of life is. We are to learn to love, and love wholly, and abundantly, our Creator, and each other. My hope is that you’ll feel that truth, and know that He knows you by name, the hairs on your head, and knitted you together in your mother’s womb; from the moment of first breath, until the moment we go home, we are to learn to love, and love with all our strength, with all our soul, and all our mind.

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