Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Why I love summer sandals
They're not confining or heavy and they don't require socks.
You just slip them on and you are out the door!
Sandals are simple.
So also is a relationship with God.
Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment." Matthew 22:37,38
How hard is it to love someone who loved you first, loves you completely, demonstrated great love towards you in personal sacrifice, and will love you unconditionally for the rest of your life?
You're right - it's not!
It is pretty simple to love One who loves like that.
No additional rituals or no lists of do's and don'ts.
If I love I will obey, and respect, and honor: it's just part of the package.
However if I do not spent time to simply be with the One who loves me and that I therefore love in return, doing what flows naturally from that kind of love will be tedious, heavy, and confining.
Just love the Lord, as He loves us, completely.
And then you are out the door to show His love to others.
And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' Matthew 22:39