SURPRISE!!! It's a super-size dose of 100% organic love. It is a gift straight from heaven. No really, it is. God loved us first. The best part is that there is no return policy. There is nothing you can do to make Him love you any less. There is also nothing you can do to make Him love you any more. He loves you because of who He is, that's just how it works.
Kids are really good at giving this kind of love. So now you can open your eyes and scroll down to see their love in action.
|Love is pulling your favorite people under the mistletoe.|
|Love is making yourself small so others can go farther.|
So what is love? Love is being present. Love is seeing with your heart. Love is accepting. Love is helping others. Love is walking hand-in-hand even if, and especially when, you cannot see what is coming ahead. Love is never-ending. Love is from God. Receive it. Give it. Repeat often.
And he said: "Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." ~ Mother Teresa
Dear Heavenly Father,
It is my prayer that you help us - all of us - truly receive the gifts you have given us. Thank you for the hardships and thank you for the joy, because without both neither can be fully appreciated. Thank you for miracles and thank you for infusing us with Your strength. Please give us the gift of Your eyes so that we may see others around us who need our help. Give us the courage to make ourselves small so that others may go further. Keep us close Father, under your protective watch, and guide us so that we may be a blessing to others. In Jesus' name, Amen.