The “Gift” of Love
“I want to choose:
a plate of: good grades for my child. I will pass on the teen crisis and the tuition or day care bills:
Or, it may be the kids wanting some item for the parents:
“Please give a helping of allowance and free lodging. Or a helping of: ‘no rules or curfew’”
Maybe the Spouse might want: “ a bowl of good health and good moods and no in-laws and please no laundry on my diet.”
Wouldn’t it be great if Love was a cafeteria line: It would be easier, neater and no pain. It would be peaceful and no complaining or financial worries.
But you know what? — That is not love.
Love doesn’t accept a few things. Love accepts all things.
I Cor. 13:4-7 “Charity suffereth long and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, it is not puffed up.
(v.5) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.
(v. 6) rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.
(v. 7) beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things”
Close in prayer.
(prop: refreshment table. Label a head of time, & place labels in front of dishes. Labels listed at the bottom)
(stand at the table to give mom moments)
(Labels for the table:
- Good grades
- Teen crisis
- Tuition, or daycare bills
- Allowance & free lodging
- Good health, good moods
- No laundry
- No in-laws on diet.)