Monday, September 6, 2010
This I Believe
Conclusion: All i know and model in my life is based on The love of a Saviour. Parents and friends have made contributions along the way, but the core of my motivation and inspiration is based on the selfless abandonment with which Jesus Christ loves His children and even those who have rejected His love. We all live to hear the beauty and peace and acceptance of the phrase "I Love You" but when you hear that phrase, followed by a tangible expression, the marriage of the two solidifies the meaning. When i look at the life of Christ and realize that He WILLING surrendered His life to die so that i could live .... what greater exhibition could there be of genuine love? Romans 5:8 reiterates it like this: "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." God's love for us is pro-active, not just a passive statement or occasional/random act of kindness. And perhaps this is where i get my Martha vs Mary mentality.
Actions may speak louder than words but should never be a substitute - Loving in word AND deed gives Labor Day a whole new spin .... a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in baskets of silver.