I sat in a chair.
Held a cup of hot tea in one hand.
And simply watched them work.
The day was beautiful.
And my family blessed me.
My hubby and our son carefully weeded the flower beds in the front yard.
But I am no longer able to do the yardwork I so enjoy.
And my husband understood how hard it has been for me to look out the window at weeds.
So, he put on his outdoor things and went to work.
Now, the front beds look so nice!
But that’s not why I feel so loved.
It’s because my family chose to spend time working on something for me that I can no longer do myself.
And that’s why love is a verb.
True love is an action which doesn’t expect or require a return.
It simply loves.
True love doesn’t try to manipulate or force anything.
It simply loves and continues to love.
After twenty-two years I can say that my husband and I have not always loved each other with that true love, but we are getting better at it.
And the reason is Jesus.
It’s through Christ’s true love that we learn how to love each other.
It’s through Him we are learning to love our children with that same true love.
Yes, we have an emotional bond with each other and our children.
But love is a choice.
It brings even deeper emotional bonds and it grows wonderful things like trust, joy, and comfort.
But true love is a choice.
During this season, true love is the answer.
Jesus is that true love.
And I praise God for it!
Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV — The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”