The Lord delights in those who fear him,
who put their hope in his unfailing love.
What is love and where do we find it? In the world we live in we say we love this and that which doesn't have anything to do with what love is. God's Word tells us in detail what love is. It is laying down your life for another, it is putting others needs before our own, it is steadfast, it protects, it trusts, it never fails, it is the love of Christ. Christ's love lives in us.
Let me take us back a couple of years to 1984, a very tough year for me. That was the year my Momma made her journey to her heavenly home at the young age of 57. I was very angry with God and kept asking why did you have to take my Momma don't you know that we need her more than you do. So I blamed God.
When my sweetie and I got back to our home some 150 miles away from where my Momma and Daddy lived I had some really rough days. It seemed I could not get beyond my grief. Then Sunday morning came and we went to morning worship. We were greeted with lots of hugs from our family of families. The worship service began with the singing some of the old hymns my Momma loved so dearly. When we started to sing the hymn "Love Lifted Me" I felt the presence of our Heavenly Father wash over me. You see even though I had been really angry with Him and was blaming Him for taking my Momma He still loved me. His love was there for me and would carry me through the darkest days of missing my Momma.
Father God thank you for your unfailing love. Thank you for loving me even when I fail you. Amen
Love Lifted me
by James Rowe
I was sinking deep in sin, Far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within, Sinking to rise no more;
But the Master of the sea Heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me, No safe am I.
All my heart to Him I give, Ever to Him I'll cling,
In His blessed presence live, Every His praises sing;
Love so mighty and so true Merits my soul's best songs;
Faithful, living service, too, To Him belongs.
Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves;
He will lift you by His love Out of the angry waves;
He's the Master of the sea, Billows His will obey;
He your Savior wants to be, Be saved today.
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me
Love lifted me, Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help, Love lifted me.