Written By: Taylor Fast
Love is a very powerful emotion, and can mean different things with different people. We love our friends, our pets, our family, and our significant other, but this love comes in all different forms. We love them because they have a mutual love for us, and because they bring qualities that we really respect, or in the case of a pet- they are just so adorable, how can you not love them?
One of the strongest bonds of love I have seen is the love between family members. Recently, there has been a very close family member of mine who has been struggling with health issues. We had experienced a recent hospital visit that scared us all. The love I saw for this person by my family members was enough to bring me to tears. The connection, the hope, and the trust that my family showed for our loved one in need was pretty incredible. We were all scared and uncertain of what the future would hold for this person in our lives, but God provided. In these moments it is incredible to imagine that God’s love for us is just like the love I have explained above. God’s love for us is selfless and is everlasting.
The hospital visits were scary as we were told to wear gowns just to see our sick family member, but God prevailed. God was able to bring healing in our family. Through the physical and emotional pain, results were given and the healing could begin.
Though these health issues are a daily battle- our family sticks together and I am so thankful for the love we all have for each other. I am also thankful that God shows this same love for us everyday.
“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
When you are feeling like love is lacking in your life, remember all the ones close to you that God has surrounded you with and blessed you with. Also, never forget the fact that God loved you so much, that He allowed His Son to die for us. There is no greater love then this.
Until Next Time,