The Cost of Love
Tuesday 14th February 2012
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:10
I’ve never really understood what LOVE is. People sing about it in songs, they write poems they send flowers,and cards. None of those things was love in and of itself. In the past love was a word I was so unsure of. When I finally gave my life to Christ, accepting that I was a sinner that needed to be saved, it clicked for me. While I was running around doing all manner of things that were enmity to God and were bringing me shame and self -loathing . Unspeakable things that meant the death penalty as I had broken God’s Royal Law.
He was there watching, waiting, His heart just breaking every time I did wrong. When I learned about His Grace I was brought to my knees.
Grace Meaning :Unmerited favour.
God had paid the ultimate price, by sending His son to take my place. It should have been me taking the stripes.
It should have been me wearing a crown of thorns; It should have been me with nails piercing my limbs.
It should have been me hung on that cross. It is nothingless than I deserve.
That is The Cost of REAL LOVE.
If there is nothingelse you remember after leaving this page remember YOUR worth, Married or unmarried
I Just hope that I can make this LOVE real in my children’s LIVES as they see me they must see even a little kinship to CHRIST This year is different , in that in just 12months we have swelled from a family of five to a family of six I wanted to really pull out all the stops and celebrate Love . Love between hubby and me. The Love between Parents and children and that it was my son’s first Valentine with us here on earth.
Here is a window into a day in our lives.
I scoured the closets for red clothing and got all my supplies together. First up we started the Home “festivities” Education with prayer then moved swiftly on to Daddy reading from the love chapter in the Bible
We then went through the days of the week, the months of the year and todays date and the significance of today
We then watched this short video on the History and Origins of this Pagan Holiday. We talked about commercialism and how as Christians we are to be good stewards and are called to live above the Crowd
We then went on to do colouring in pages for the littlies, word search, crossword puzzles for my eldest
Then these lovely cards
A quick lunch before heading to the local shopping centre to observe how people celebrate it in the UK
We made a game of spotting hearts and flowers in shop windows, Because we had done the groundwork on speaking about commercialism and we were only there to observe the people around us. We had NO strops. We then stopped for strawberry dipped in chocolate
then we let the middle girls bungee jump in the middle of the shopping centre. I wanted to get on but then I wouldn’t have been able to get these perfect shots for you.
Then a quick stop to pick up some art supplies for St. Patricks Day next month(important to plan ahead)
Dinner and bed
I’ll probably post rest of pics next week. For now here is a taster, a video I uploaded from my android phone
Hope you enjoyed Valentines, Not forgetting the One who loves us all with an everlasting love