I’ll admit it does get challenging. After you’ve known someone for nearly 3 decades how do you still come up with spontaneous, creative and new ways to spend Valentine’s Day? But a few weeks ago I pulled it off. Allison and I spent the whole morning together. We were even seated next to one another. Days later she said that could even feel the heat radiating off me. (And who was saying I had lost it!) It was a truly memorable morning. So where did we go? The clinic. After a trip to Urgent Care the night before they wanted follow up. So we spent the morning with more blood work and tests to discover that I did have an infection. So after another prescription they sent me home, just in time for my afternoon nap! Yep, a truly memorable day- love-and warmth (of fevers) were in the air.
During the season of Lent we do focus on love. Not so much the love of candy hearts, but of love that is undeserved. The Bible uses the Greek word “agape” so many times to describe the love that God has for us, that Christ has for us. God loves people who are sick, who have sinful hearts- not candy hearts, who need an injection of love in their lives. As we watch Jesus we see how God not only diagnoses our problem but also prescribes a solution. Jesus came for us. So as I think about God’s love for sinners, I think again about Jesus. God’s blessing as you consider his underserved love during Lent.
He “forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.”