This month’s theme for the ChristianWriters.com blog chain is Love. To be honest, I wanted to delve into Agape Love or God’s Love and show how and when it is used in the Bible. However, I ran out of time to finish up the research. So, I will be posting about that when I get some more time. For now, I will talk about another gift of God, and that is those that He surrounds you with that love you; your friends, family, and your spouse. Ultimately, we still understand this love because of the love we know and feel from God.
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you the way you are. I couldn’t find who is attributed with saying that, but it truly represents God’s gift of friends. I will say that I don’t have too many close friends. Some might say, including me, that I spent too much time on my career and on me to develop close friendships. However, I have one or two that I know do all the above for me. Most times you don’t find friends, friends find each other. That is one of the mysteries of life. God will always put the people you need in your life at the right times. If you look back on your life and all the things you have gone through you will always find that God had the right people surrounding you in all cases.
Christopher Lasch once said, “The family is a haven in a heartless world”. I come from a large close-knit family. This has provided an almost endless pool of people that not only care about me, but care deeper than a friend could. There is something about knowing that you are tied to someone not only as acquaintances go, but by blood. Remember this, God gave you your family, you were not able to pick them out. So, from the beginning there is a divine nature of family. You see, no matter what happens, these people will be there for you. Even when circumstances do not allow for a close relationship with family members you will always care for one another.
Soul mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect, but they are always perfect for you. No one knows exactly who uttered those words but in my experience, it couldn’t be more true. God has blessed me with a woman that is everything I can’t be, so, that I don’t have to be. She truly is the reason I get up and get motivated everyday. Not only does my wife fill the spouse roll in my life she is also my best friend. I am not a trusting person, but yet I maintain an unwavering trust in her. Which is good since a true soul mate’s connection to each other defies most logic. (It is also very cliché when put to words). When you find yourself lost in this type of relationship all you can do is praise God for His hand in your life. I pray almost daily that more people in the world allow God to show them their mate.
With all the love God surrounds us with, how can someone not believe in the power of faith? How do you see the good that “magically” appears in your life and just toss it up to coincidence? That is where my prayers need to be focused. They need to be focused on those that don’t see God’s power in the love that He has surrounded them with. Perhaps, if they could feel and see that love, we wouldn’t have the amount of violence we do. It might sound crazy, but are you going to limit His ability to give peace?