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Sunday, February 14, 2010

just in case you've forgotten

"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."
-1 John 4:11-12

Love is waiting.

I would love nothing more than to have God's love made complete in me.

What would my life look like if this were true of my walk with the Lord?

What would my life look like if I could look beyond the shortcomings of others? Beyond the mere specks in their eyes? To pour out pure, unassuming, genuine love.

What would my life look like if I could see beyond the plank in my own eye? In my own heart? I have so many shortcomings that I am in constant awareness of. They have been mingling in my mind for several seasons. They cause me to cling to the hem of my Father's robe. To listen ever so carefully. To not just be aware of God, but to put my head to the floor to acknowledge His footsteps.

Why is this so hard to comprehend? Twenty-one years, and still it has not gotten through to me: Through my shortcomings, according to scripture, I am made complete by and through God's love.

Love is waiting. Even for someone like me. Even for someone like you. This is remarkable. This love is remarkable.

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