Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Show your love

1 John 3:18

 18Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.

I came across this verse this morning.  It  is almost a puzzle to me.  I keep zeroing in on the words deed and truth.  Is this verse saying that we shouldn't speak our love as much as show it?  I think that may be it.  It's easy to start saying "I like you" or "I love you".  People say all the time that they love each other.  I don't say it often.  My husband says it a lot.  I appreciate him doing that.  I don't need to hear it a lot, because he does so much for me that I know he loves me.  His deeds prove it.  His truthfulness proves it. 

I saw a quote yesterday that I am reminded of.  "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."  -  Mark Twain.  I don't know now if that fits, but it seems that if we do the good deeds out of love and not out of our own selfish gain, then it should be worth it, right? 

During Allie's gallbladder ordeal, so many people were supportive.  I feel a little selfish because I did not thank these people in front of the church.  There were so many that naming them all by name to you seems crazy.  You know who you are and the cards/flowers/food/prayers/gifts were so sweet and kind.  Allie appreciates them.  She is not one for a lot of attention.  She does take the limelight once in a while, but would rather make someone else happy than show herself.  But, thanks to the many of you who did a good deed for us.  You have shown your love.

How are you going to show your love today?

1 comment:

  1. i need the love of God to extend to others. most days i find myself not even liking most people i encounter.