A Time...
for everything

be be born

to search
to plant

to weep

to heal
to build
to uproot
to love
to throw away
to speak
to die
for peace
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A time...

.....to love...

 

From short-lived ecstasy to life-long self-
sacrifice, love takes many forms.
some are spurious and damaging - others
bring great reward and satisfaction.

Devotion to Jesus is like a true marriage-

a lifetime's devotion to one person,
to the exclusion of all others.

His sacrifice of himself for us is love beyond our understanding.  To return that love means sacrifice on our part - but it will bring the greatest of rewards.

"My command is this: love each other as
I have loved you.  Greater love has no man
than this, that one lay down his life for his
friends." John 15v12
 
"...let us not love with words or tongue
but with actions and in truth" 1John 3v18

Notes for "a time to uproot"

Psalm 33:5,18
Psalm 117
  Love is the principle that governs God's relationship with his creation.
1 John 4:8
Ex 34:6-7
Psalm 13:5-6
  God is himself the embodiment of love.  This view of God is consistent throughout both Old and New Testaments.
John 3:16
Titus 3:4-7
Rom 5:8
  God has shown the depth of his love for us by giving his own Son as a sacrifice to cover our sin.
Phil 2:5-11   Jesus' love for God was shown by his submission to his Father's will, his willing surrender of his life for us.
John 14:15
John 15:12
  In the same way, our love for Jesus is expressed by our obedience to his commands and the surrender of ourselves to the needs of others.
1 Cor 13:4-7
Mat 22:39
  True Christian love is not self-centred, demanding or manipulative.
Rom 8:35-39   God's love will triumph over our weakness.

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