Let’s Change Our World

It’s often easy to get discouraged in our broken world;

to get flattened when things don’t happen the way we think  they will;

to become shattered when our dreams lie smashed at our feet;

to want to give up.

But God loves us deeply where we are. He sees, He knows, He cares.

He will make our dreams live again.

He will sing again His song of love through us.

I believe that for you. I’ve seen that in my own life.

Years ago Valentine’s Day was the day

when I would watch beautiful bouquets of flowers delivered to others.

My heart would beat with sadness until I began to realize

that there were many, many people

Who need a touch of His Love on that day.

Yes, He gave me an idea to send Valentines to folks

that I knew needed

a fresh reminder that they were not alone,

not forgotten.

It changed everything for me.

Valentine’s Day became an opportunity to reach out and let people

know that they are very special

whether they are married with a husband or boyfriend

who showers them

with flowers and candy

or not.

God is Love. He is everywhere.

Our world says you are loved when you have that special relationship,

or beauty, money and position.

But God says you are loved because you are you.

He loves you wherever you are. He knows your name.

He loves you deeply and wants you to know that.

Many times through the years we would have

a ‘Jesus Loves You’ party in our home

on Valentines Day.

Beautifully decorated cake

streamers and balloons,

Celebrating His deep love and personal care for each of us.

Celebrating His kindness in creating our family.

My two girls that mean so very much to me.

He also calls us to take His love to our world

to let those around us know the truth.

‘A bell’s not a bell ’til you ring it, A song’s not a song ’til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay, Love isn’t love ’til you give it away!’ Oscar Hammerstein.

Join me won’t you in passing on His Love to others.

Give it away

Write it

Sing it

Yes, in our ordinary world,

while there is still time

Let the discouraged and downcast

the cynical and hard

the confused and hurting

the lonely and forgotten

know

that Love always wins.

Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. I John 4:7

 

 

 

 

 

 
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