So I came across this sign in my mother’s neighborhood today. Unbeknownst to her, someone (someone she knows, as it turns out) hung this sign on one of the trees outside of her house:
There’s a lot of truth in the message, no? Let’s be clear, though: we don’t love others so that they will love us back in return; instead, we love others because Jesus told us to do so, and we desire to please Him.
And do you know what? More often than not (in my experience), when we obey this command, His love has a way of coming back to us in the most unexpected of ways.
It sure seems to be a win-win to me – extending love to others is a almost always blessing, and experiencing God’s grace- and mercy-laden love for me in special and poignant ways never “gets old,” if you catch my meaning. All in all, it’s quite a deal, don’t you think? 💛