Monday, February 25, 2013

What I Learned About Loving

We took on a challenge to pour out Christ's love to others on Valentine's Day.

My "big thing" was to stay nights {Friday-Tuesday of my February break week}
 with my great-grandmother so my grandparents could go on an impromptu trip to visit a sick family member.

Sounds sacrificial, doesn't it?

Not really. 

The routine was so simple and her care so basic, that I almost felt ashamed. 
"I seriously thought this would be a great way to show Christ's love to others?  I feel as if I'm hardly doing anything! I'm sure the other girls are doing great and wonderful acts of love.
And what am I doing?? 
Sitting on a couch crocheting while watching a Hallmark movie.
Nothing sacrificial about that!"

Wednesday morning came.
 I went through the morning routine, packed everything I'd brought with me for spending the night, hugged Great-Nana goodbye, and locked the door behind me. 

I went home, and sat down to write about how I poured out Christ's sacrificial love.
But I still felt I hadn't done all that much. 
It had been a great opportunity, but it seemed like such a trivial one. 

And then it hit me.

Loving others isn't always a huge sacrifice that takes away from my comfort and down time.

Loving isn't just a step of obedience that we as Christians are supposed to take.

It's seeing people with God's eyes and loving them with His love.

It's taking every opportunity, whether large or small, to love others to Christ.

The opportunity doesn't have to be big.
It can be little, too. 

That's what I learned about love.


  1. You are so right! Thanks for sharing ;)

  2. This is such a lovely post, Micaela. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Aww, thank you, Joanne! I'm so glad it blessed you! :)


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