From Pastor Davies – 2/14
Here’s a thought about love on this Valentine’s Day:
One day a doctor tried to place a stethoscope on a little girl’s chest, telling her that he was going to listen to her heart. “Oh, no!” the little girl protested. “My heart is on my back.” “Where did you get that idea?” the doctor asked. “Well,” said the little girl, “when I do something good, Grandma pats me on the back and says, “Bless your little heart.”
Grandmas always seem to give their hearts to their grandchildren, don’t they? Giving your heart to another person is the most precious gift you can give.
Who is the person you have cared about the most in your lifetime? Who is the person you find the most difficult to love? Can you find in the second person some of the attributes you find in the first? Perhaps you can find within yourself attributes of the one you have cared about the most. If so, you may be on the road to extending your already established affection toward the one who is most difficult to love. The joy of being loved in return is reserved for those who offer their own unconditional love.
God of love, make me aware of the power of love in my life. Amen.