Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Breathe {inspiration for Wednesdays}

Ever notice how so many things around us expire?  I open my fridge and hope the milk that I want to use in my cereal hasn't expired....I take out a coupon to my favorite car wash and I hope it hasn't expired....I need to return an article of clothing and I hope the time period hasn't expired...

We put expiration dates on so many things - milk, eggs, cheese - and even the "best before" stamp tells us that an item will diminish after a certain period of time.  Expiration dates shed light on our limitations...and maybe that is what makes them frustrating at times!


What amazes me is that God's love has no expiration date.  There is never a point where it even becomes less in its intensity!  There is no point at which an individual gets to a certain date and God says, "That's enough...you have reached the limit of My love.  I will go no further."  He always pursues this motley crew called humanity!


I am so grateful that at least this one thing in my life has no expiration date, but I am also challenged by it.  If I call myself a follower of God through Jesus, then my love too should have no expiration date.  My love should look like His love....and oh, how much I have to learn in this area!!

May we all feel the intensity of this Great Love with no expiration date...and may we give love to one another that does not keep a time limit.

Breathe, smile and go slowly.

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