Thursday, April 17, 2008

Legacy of Love

There are people in our lives who love us. Perhaps we don`t realize it. Perhaps we think we are not loved at all, but the chances are that whether we know it or not...we are loved.

I am astounded when I think about it.

Sometimes we don`t realize how loved we are until that person is gone. Sometimes we don`t realize that love until we have someone to love.

Love is a generational blessing. When our parents love us we have an abundance of love to pass to our children and grandchildren and so on. My grandparents loved my parents and in so taught them to love me. Love is a legacy that endures. The Bible talks about love being the greatest attribute one can have.

Recently my grandma passed into the loving arms of Jesus. Her love was strong and it will endure throughout generations. This is because she had God`s love in her heart. I am truly grateful for her committment to love others, especially her family.

More than any achievement or mark of success, a legacy of love should be our life`s goal. Remembering that we look to the one who "first loved us" to make this possible. Without God`s love we cannot hope to love to the utmost those around us. If we are in need of love today, it truly is available to us. We simply have to make ourselves available to receive it. I know for myself there are many days I need to reflect on this and even put myself in the place of prayer for this specific need.

May God`s love fill you making you able to overflow with love into the lives of others. Let this be your "Legacy of Love"

In loving memory of Betty Barrett
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