Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hello February!

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and
for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home."
- Edith Sitwell

I love winter! Actually, I love all of the seasons. :)  And the change of seasons...
We've had a snowy winter here in our little corner of the world (much to my delight!).
February is coming in with it's own share of the white stuff, we have had a snow already, and are expecting a big one over the weekend too.
I wonder what February else will bring? When I think of February, I think of Valentine's Day...and love.
And, when I think of love, I think of GOD...

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
God is the true source of real love.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Rom. 5:8
So, I hope you stop for a minute today and just remember that God loves you. Think about it for a minute...
the God/Creator of the universe loves us! Wow...

In addition to that...He wants us no, He commands us, to love one another.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30-31

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 John 3:16
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 1 John 4:7

So, during this month well known for Valentine's Day/love...remember that God loves you, and that He wants us as Christians to love one another.
Start with your family--your hardworking hubby and those littles in your own home :) 
Branch out to those you know are hurting, lonely, or weary.
Alot of people don't express those things, you may have to look and pray for the opportunity--but don't worry--there are lots! God will show you.
Don't forget the person(s) that have encouraged you in the past--they need it too!
Maybe they need a hug, prayer, card, phone call, or a smile...

You'll find Joy in the doing of it--I promise!

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