So Many Are Starved for Love

An aching longing pulses beneath the surface of every person, where no one can see. As the body requires food to stay alive, so in his depths, a child hungers for love in order to stay alive. Love that embraces, validates, affirms, whispering, "Just as you are, I adore you. You delight me. I think about you all the time. I cherish the memory of the day you were born. You are my beloved and always will be, no matter what."

Though no one can see from the outside whether our soul’s cavern is empty, desolate, or full to overflowing, each of us has the capacity to fill up another's with kind words, gentle touch, sacrifice, and generous gifts. When full, we are more likely to understand and worship God.

Without that filling, we will search for it all of our lives, sometimes in the wrong places--places that promise to give love and fill hearts, but steal and destroy instead.

A mother's love is the most constant resource that can sustain, strengthen, heal, and restore a child.

Over 500 times, God speaks to us of love in His word.

God is love.

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.

If you have not love, you have become a noisy gong or a clanging symbol.

They will know you are my disciples by your love for one another.

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Let us remember that love moves, inspires, shapes dreams, gives hope, and holds us for eternity--for heaven.

Every child, whether small or grown needs an expression of love in his or her life. As mothers, giving love is our heritage, our duty, our service of gratitude. Love keeps us all alive.

When we by faith invest love in others, our own souls become full of His love--we pour out, He pours in.

Why do I focus on God's love and grace so much? Because Love is the source of all life. It is Him moving through us. Love fuels faith and hope and inspires to overcome..

Love never fails. May our love muscles grow stronger and stronger until we see Him, Love incarnate, face to face.