My Life and Love

          There are plenty of posts shared on Facebook that I just have to wonder about. Anything that mentions “re-post and you will be blessed” or “Say this prayer and something wonderful will happen to you in 24 hours” always reminds me of old-fashioned chain letters based in superstition. I never give these thought, let alone share them. My niece recently posted the following: “Pick up the nearest book to you, turn to page 45. The first sentence explains your love life.”  I had actually misread it at first. I had thought I read “the first sentence explains your life”. Either way, I know what the question meant from a worldly point of view. I knew there was nothing valid in this and that there would be nothing accurate or truthful in following through on this suggestion. But the book next to me was “Follow Me” by David Platt. I was curious about what that one sentence would say. As I turned to page 45 I began to read. “….adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will – to the praise of His glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves.”
          As far as I am concerned this describes my life/love life. I have been adopted by Christ! What better description of love do you or I need? What better source of love can we have in which we can love others? When others fail to love, Jesus never fails to love us. When Jesus is our beloved we are loved with an everlasting love that knows no bounds.
          I don’t recommend that you look to page 45 of the book nearest to you to know how your life/love life is. I do recommend that you continue to read His love letter to you. Don’t just read for a quick reminder. Soak in it and grasp how deep and wide His love for you really is! Today may you know that He is your love and your life!
          “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God![a] Therefore the world does not know us,[b] because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” 1 John 3:1-3
Kathy Withers

Kathy’s on staff at America’s KESWICK in the Development Department. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 28 years.  They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and has taught Sunday School and Bible Studies for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.

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