Monday, June 4, 2012


Love has little to do 
with moonlight and balconies
and everything to do
with patience, acceptance,
and hanging in there.

Love can't always
move mountains
or change the world overnight,
But it can open its arms
at the end of a long, bad day
and welcome you home
to true belonging.

Love brings a beautiful wholeness.
Nothing else quite compares
with the sense of completeness
that comes from sharing
with that one special person
for a lifetime.

~ Author unknown

While this verse does not mention God anywhere, it drips with his kind of love. Consider the attributes.
  • Patient
  • Persistent
  • Welcoming
  • Adopting
  • Beautiful
  • Whole
  • Completing
  • Intimate
I might make a single adjustment. Rather than accepting, perhaps "restoring" would be a better word. As God loves us, he saw our wicked, rebellious condition and paid the ultimate price that we might be restored to him through Jesus Christ. He doesn't accept us in our sinful state. No, he cannot tolerate it, cannot look upon us (Habakkuk 1:13), but in his lavish grace, he restores the unworthy to relationship with himself. Far better than acceptance.

Apart from that, I found it a beautiful sentiment for a husband and his bride. Of all places, it was on the Hallmark card sent to me by my mom on the occasion of my twenty-seventh wedding anniversary with Tracy.

As you love your wife as Christ loved the church, let her enjoy these rich blessings that abide within such a love. As she loves you, praise God that he would manifest his love for you through such a treasure as your wife.

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