We were observing our story time, one late noon, in our home. All their home assignments were done. We lie down while I narrate Biblical stories, repeating each time they’d requested.
“Papa, papa, I love you very much”, said my son holding my right hand tightly.
“I love you too, son. Any special reasons….?” I replied feeling a bit curious. At which time, his younger sister was already asleep in my left lap.
“I am happy when you are with us. We really missed you when you stayed in the hospital.” He continued. He was referring to a series of my long hospital stay sometime ago.
He also slept peacefully in my arm, after I had assured him that, if God’s willing, that would not happen again in the near future. It, really, is a great privilege to feel the love of young kids.
Our Many Reasons:
Now, we all wanted to be love. Also, we wanted to love all people, if ever, that’s a possibility. However, knowingly or unknowingly, we set some reasons so that we could love a person and vice versa.
There’s no real reason to love. Love today can vanish in thin air if you got so many reasons to evaluate every now and then. It is not an obligation but a sincere heart has love deeply rooted in them.
It is easy to love a person with whom we have same interest. In that scenario, it is unlikely that the other person might not bring harm nor inflicted pain, in any case.
What if I say, I am loved because I have to be loved, would you agree? Parents have to be loved because they are our parents. It is through them that we are introduced to this wonderful life. Believe it or not, they tried their best for our upbringing. And, they went through severe pain when they are unable to meet our needs.
Some of us love a person till they are able to meet their expectations. If somebody loves me then they have to adjust or bear with me; that’s the attitude. So many conditions we have set to love someone. Yes, I agree that for no reason we can’t love a person. But that reason should not defy our approach.
Should that be the case, there will be a time where love can become pale or inexistence. The love of a mother and a father are timeless. It is, always, abiding in nature. It is a great privilege to know of such a love.
The more reason you try to gather the less you’d love. Recalling your sacrifices more often the more you’d gets dejected. The more you took pride in loving someone the less you would get contented.
Love comes from God
Love comes from God: We love because He first loved us. (1 John 14:19) This is the greatest source of love. We are loved so we know how to love, and we loved Him back. And this love is hugely contagious.
Here please feel with me, in these short verses I wrote:
You First Loved Me
I still remember that feeling
That feeling deep in my heart
How can I forget the eagerness?
I am unable to hold any longer
I wanted to let it known to you.
When I realized, I have been loved.
You gave me Comfort
You gave me Hope
You gave me Love
Because you first loved me
Your son I had become
I love you Jesus
I love you Jesus, my Savior
Slain by my sinful soul,
Your sacrifice is overwhelming.
You rose from the dead
Victory over death you proclaimed
My wonderful friend forever be
In you, I will abide.
I am yours now
Have me all, have my being
Because you first loved me
Each step we take, together we will
One at a time, until we got home.
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