Saturday, April 19, 2014

Oh, Bother!

“Before you go to bed, give your troubles to God.  He’s going to be up all night anyway.”

I’ve said before I don’t think love is pretty.

I got this revelation not through writing, but through daydreaming about a scene.  One day I might write it.  Hopefully.

Love is hurting for someone else.  Love is the pain in your heart when you see starving children across the world.  Love is when you worry about your family when they’re in trouble.

Love is being bothered.  Love is bothering.

Think about it.  Jesus went through an awful lot of trouble for a creation that rejected Him.  That still rejects Him.  That born again Christians reject.

God could’ve been indifferent toward His disobedient creation.

I just got a mental image of God saying to His Son after the Fall, “We have to fix this.”

When my mom would be on one of her preaching kicks, she would say, “God can move mountains.  You can move the heart of God.”

God was bothered about the Fall.  He didn’t like it.  He did something about it. 

That’s the other part of love.  Love is acting in accordance to that bother.

And it led to a cross.

As I said, it’s an awful lot of trouble.  That’s bothering.

And yes, I’m posting this again.

We didn't know what love was 'til He came
And He gave love a face and He gave love a name
And He gave love away like the sky gives the rain and sun

We were looking for heroes He came looking for the lost
We were searching for glory and He showed us a cross
Now we know what love is 'cause He loves us
-Rich Mullins, “All the Way to Kingdom Come”

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