Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor. Romans 12:10
Concern for friends, family, and even total strangers has brought me to my knees and to what seems like endless tears. I read something very sad this morning about a woman I do not know personally, but to whom my heart is eternally connected. She is not my natural born sister, but a sister none the less; one whose heart is connected to mine by the power, love, and family bond of our Lord, Savior, and Friend, our precious Jesus. She is hurting and has reached out to those of us she does not know though her blog. Her heart is hurting over something her sister is going through and she asked her readers to pray. No details, just please pray. No details needed Beth; He already knows.
Sadness continues as I think about some of my own personal struggles, along with a family member who is in a constant battle with a mental illness and a dear friend who daily seems to teeter-totter between life and death. A friend whose heart is broken because her husband forgot her birthday, and yet another friend facing surgery with an uncertain outcome are also uppermost on my mind and in my prayers today.
I am also saddened today in knowing there are those who do not believe in our Creator, who think all of life is merely a series of accidents and scientific phenomena. I know with every ounce of my being that we were created on purpose by a God who truly loves us with a love no one will ever fully understand this side of heaven.
I have no doubt that scientists who try to disprove the existence of a Creator will forever be scratching their heads over how to explain love. Love is not a molecular structure, it just is. God, our Creator, just is. He created us to love Him and each other. Period. The mystery of how we love will forever be just that, a mystery. But, what joy it truly is to love and be loved.
Love is what knits our hearts together as human beings; sisters and brothers in Christ who have the ability to truly feel each other’s pain. I don’t have to know you to be saddened by your uncomfortable circumstances, nor do I have to know you to find joy in your successes. Our hearts are connected by the One who sacrificed so much for so many.
I am so very thankful for the invisible string that connects my heart to yours. Our heart-to-heart connection is a mystery created on purpose by our loving Father for a multitude of reasons. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: God loves us through each other. If it were not for the invisible connection of love, not one of us would want to continue this life one more day. Love is as essential as breathable air and water.
You may be facing a struggle today that makes it difficult to feel anything, especially love. I want you to know, you are not alone. You are invisibly connected to so many through the power of a love so big, we cannot fathom. God Himself has connected us to each other. Pray to feel that connection. Ask God to love you today through someone of His choosing. Reach out to someone, anyone you trust with your heart, or even through this website to total strangers who, I guarantee, will pray for you just as you would pray for them. I trust you would pray for me if I asked you to, so please know I will and do pray for you. And please, whatever you do, regardless of your circumstances, remember that Jesus died for you and loves you more than anyone else on this earth ever will. Allow Him to love you through someone today.
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Are you in a place of joy today? If so, I’m so happy and thankful. We all need a few good days to balance out the bad. May we never forget Who to thank for the joyful, take-our-breath-away moments that reel us back during dark days.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Psalm 150:6
Who does God want to love through us today? Pray with me please.
Holy Father, Creator of all things good, I thank You for love and a connection with my brothers and sisters only You can explain. Please help me to love the way You want me to love and to love in such a way that the one you’ve given me to love actually feels Your presence and feels the love You have for them. I pray for hurting hearts, for a healing balm to soothe the sorrow and pain into nothingness. Because of Your love, may peace abound. Show me please, Lord, who You want to love through me today. Thank You, precious Lord, for loving me. Your love truly is amazing! In the matchless name of my Lord, Savior, and Friend, amen.
In His embrace,