Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Unconditional Love

Unconditional love... what is that? What does it look like? As I anticipate seeing my husband for the first time since the decision to separate, I am burdened with one thought straight from the heart of my heavenly Father, unconditional love. What does that love look like? It is very unique to the individual it is poured out on. For my husband, it involves a letting go, a releasing of hand to allow him to find what he is looking for, painful as that might be to the depths of my soul. It involves harboring no bitterness. It involves letting go of the past and wishing only what is best for his future. It is not done as an act to gain something in return, not even reconciliation of the marriage. It is simply poured out in grace as the greatest gift one can ever give. This act of love is not an easy one to give, as it is clouded by human nature. But as I lay myself down on the altar of the Lord, and let Him love through me, it is possible.

Love through me, Love of God,
Make me like Thy clear air
Through which, unhindered, colors pass
As though it were not there.

Powers of the love of Good,
Depths of the heart Divine,
O Love that faileth not break forth
And flood this world of Thine.

a poem by Amy Carmichael


Farrah said...

it is patient, it is kind, is not jealous, does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly or seek it's own, is not provoked or take into account a wrong suffered. It does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. I see you doing all these things to the best of your ability and by the grace of our God.

Stephie said...

Sweet Jackie,

May your love for the Lord continue to shine. You are beautiful to watch as you shine forth the Lord's love and presence to those around you. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. Tho you are far away you are near in heart. Bless you especially today.

love ya,