Monday, July 13, 2009

The Power of Love

I am here because I was loved into existence by my creator. I was born because someone wanted me to be a part of the world around me. I exist to love and be loved in a world often stricken by pain and suffering, a world that seems plagued with tragedy and abuse, when in reality it is a place of understanding, compassion, and mercy.

Please don’t misunderstand me. The pain humans inflict on each other is very real, and it strikes so deeply that only true love can overcome it. Hatred, abuse, and chemical dependency take on lives of their own, often repeating their offenses for generations.

The Love of God is the only thing that can conquer such heartbreak! How else can you explain victims turning into heroes that help others overcome similar hurts? These people recognize the power of love, and they share their love with others because they’ve come to know how sacred life is. They loathe the pain and destruction that impacts the world, and they do whatever it takes to respond to the gift of life.

My mission is to share my life with others so that they might see Christ in me. I don’t always do that very well, but that should never stop me from trying. And yes, I am looking forward to eternity. I have great hope in the promise of life without sin, where good has conquered evil once and for all.

I don’t like the wounds I’ve had to bear in this life. Honestly, I don’t think I could have done it without God’s unfailing love. I needed Him, even when I wanted no part of Him. He knew it, and never left my side. This life on earth is a journey, a short period of time where we experience many things.

For all of the trials I have faced and overcome, I know one thing, love was stronger, and when the time comes, I hope to spend my days in eternity where love is all there is.