Authentic Compassion

Saturday, February 14, 2009

True Love

Happy Valentine's Day - hearts and flowers and Hallmark worthy sentiments - stress and guilt - all the components of an American holiday about expressing true love. While reading this morning I went from here to TRUE love . Don't read these two articles if you need to be chipper and cheery. They deal with authentic deep eternal love - not the stuff of Godiva chocolates, cute teddy bears and a dozen roses.
Many of us say we walk in faith - Amy Welborn's total dependence on God after the sudden loss of her husband is terrifying (to those of us with a spouse or loved one we fear losing), deeply comforting and a lesson in what it is walking in faith looks like.
Faith - it's not just for Sunday school you know.
"If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.”Psalm 139:8 NIV


Lanny said...

Wow, LindaSue, I read both of these and I must say that it beats the tar out of being chipper and cheery. How absolutely uplifting! Thank you for posting the link! You are so correct in saying that Faith is not just for Sunday school.

KathyB. said...

"chipper and cheery", not words people usually use about me. And Teddy Bears and chocolates aren't either. True love really is not those things...true love ..and I mean TRUE love, is a very different thing altogether. But then , here I am again, starting to preach to the choir. Tell it sister!