In this world love is all around us. With nature for sure, when people are graced by the golden rays of the sun and lush foliage in parks. Just strolling along the beach people experience the crushing waves, while in winter just viewing the ice-covered mountains are delightful. But in our daily lives there are other sentiments that are more personal. People all experience these feelings on their journey through life. These have to do with those we love – our fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, and friends. People are moved by their smiles, and laughter, and these blessings reveal themselves in unexpected ways. Wayne Dyer (1940–2015), a self-help author and motivational speaker said, “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” Much of this beauty that surrounds us is within our reach to enjoy. One of America’s founding fathers and author of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) wrote, “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” This saying is captured in the truth and the way we live. People gain these gifts by doing good deeds.
It takes dedication to be in love. When people reach out to others they come to God. His blessings are found in the kindness that we share. It’s wondrous love that might be evasive, but through persistence we are able to capture it. This love is all around us. So keep on professing your faith for it points to eternity. You will be secured in your walk when you encounter God’s deep and lasting love. This undertaking brings joy to believers. A cosmetic surgeon Maxwell Maltz (1889–1975) said, “Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.” People are able to achieve these gifts by displaying this sort of love.
A screenwriter Monica Johnson (1946–2010) captured the essence of faith when she wrote, “God is so unique in giving His people ways of fellowship, witness, and remember what a mighty and merciful God He is.” His love is surely the Word of Truth. It reveals itself by caring for the poor, hungry, and homeless. The Holy Spirit deepens people’s love and reveals great blessings. All we have to do is to adore the cross, the symbol of hope, life, resurrection, and salvation. Walk therefore like the saints in humility.
Love of Creation
Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941), a Bengali author and artist said, “Love is the only reality and it is not mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.” Tagore has cleverly touched on the pulse of the nature of love. Believers encounter this through the essence of God that surrounds them. This involves the beauty that cleanses their hearts and minds.
With love, people care for residents in villages, cities and towns. It honors the Lord’s commandment to love our neighbor as ourselves. By this commandment they sow compassion throughout their communities. Love creates, recreates, and it does bless everything in its path. It’s the beauty of life that could be best described as boundless.