From the books of 1st & 2nd John
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. –3.11
And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. — 3.23
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. –4.17
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. –5.3
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. –2 1.6
I made that “graphic” several years ago for a valentine greeting… O, that it would be our prayer, intent and action today.
O God, that You would work in and through us today that we would, truly, walk in love as You would have us to live and move and have our being.
And… Love to the many today who grieve the losses of children, little rose buds — yet to blossom, and roses in bloom, sweet and fragrant: drawn up by the Lord in His love and wisdom. May the Lord bless you and carry you through as you think of days gone by, babies you held in the womb, young boys and girls who only played for a season, young men and women whose lives have shaped your own.
May the Lord be your strength and may the God of all comfort abide with you as you ponder days gone by… some have passed from this life, some only from the family home… the babies you once tenderly kissed and wrapped in blankets, now grown, you hold only in prayer. The Lord God be with you and fill you today.
May you always be blessed. ♥