Would my children look at the way I live life and say "Mom, loves like Jesus?" I can't see that they would. Don't they feel my displeasure of their behavior more frequently than they feel my pleasure of who they are? I find myself struck with the words in I Corinthians 13 and more often than not it leaves me with the reality of how far I am from loving like Jesus. Love keeps no record of wrongs, but bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. Love is patient and kind. Love is not self-seeking.
I know the words to the song are not really talking of this, but this is what stirs up to the surface as I listen. Life's demands distract me away and draw my focus on things that in reality are so insignificant. My heart cries out as I listen the stirring is deep... Oh that I might love them like Jesus.
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