Fear causes us to do foolish things, we use the cloak of distraction to not face our fear, and as long as we do this we will never overcome our fear.
We are afraid of being rejected, so we reject
We are afraid of being seen, so we hide
We are afraid to love, so we run
We are afraid of failure, so we do not try
We are afraid of looking foolish, so we don’t forgive
What is love if there is fear? It is not love. Love is sacrifice, love is unto death, death of ourselves, letting go of expectations and grudges. Love is forsaking of self and others, to hold fast to a promise. Love is ministry, walking together, through the valleys as though it were a mountain top.
Love is saying I am here and I will never leave you or abandon you.
Love is a warm shower, washing away the offense, covering the sin, and forgiving
Love is the cross
Love is Christ, Who we are to emulate
Love is commitment, honoring, and respected
Love is covenant before God and man
Love is outstretched hands and open arms… that says come as you are
Oh, that you could love me like that