There are a lot of emotions when it comes to living life. There are lots of feelings as well, but the best feeling is when you feel loved. It’s like the warmth when sitting in front of a fireplace, the surrounding of a warm bath, or the natural softness when wrapped up in a quilt.
There is no guessing, or wondering, you know. Being loved is confidence that somebody cares deeply about you. They care about your past, your present and your future. They do all they can to protect you, to serve you, and to give good things to you. The ones that do it best are the ones that do it with no strings attached. It’s called unconditional love.
It’s hard to find someone with those qualities, with that kind of deep concern, but when you do, hang on to them, for they are indeed a rare find. Gold. A precious jewel. I’m reminded of the parable in the Bible of the man who found a great treasure in a field. He re-hid it and then sold all he had to buy that field, so the treasure would be his forever. If and when you find someone who loves you unconditionally, you have found a valuable gift.
Here are the partial lyrics to an older Amy Grant song titled, “Doubly Good to You”:
You can thank the Father
For the things that He has done.
And thank Him for the things He’s yet to do.
And if you find a love that’s tender,
if you find someone who’s true,
Thank the Lord —
He’s been doubly good to you.
I am so thankful to God for my wife. She loves unconditionally. She’s a love that’s tender, she’s a love that is true. I told her mother, “I have searched all my life for a woman like your daughter, April, and up till now I didn’t think she existed, but God lead me to her.” April is not perfect, but certainly created in the image of God. For God is love, and He loves with perfection. His love to us is unconditional, and nothing can separate us from his love.
38 So now I live with the confidence that there is nothing in the universe with the power to separate us from God’s love. I’m convinced that his love will triumph over death, life’s troubles, fallen angels, or dark rulers in the heavens. There is nothing in our present or future circumstances that can weaken his love. 39 There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One! Rom. 8:38-39 (TPT)
Seek God and his unending, unconditional love. Recognize its value and treasure it. His love is not hard to find, for it is right there waiting for you, for feeling loved, is a wonderful thing.
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