Our pastor at church says, “God created us in love, by love, and for love.” This is so much easier said than done.
And yet, I am blessed with the knowledge of those who did all they could in life to live that out. One woman at church was Opal.
Opal was a divorced mother, a Registered Nurse, and on our church Missions Committee. She was always a part of my church, and even though she’s passed on, she remains integral. This is a woman who so loved her lord that a peace pole and labyrinth were built at our church in her memory.
She believed in peace. She believed in love. She believed in tough love. She believed that no woman should depend on a husband for her life. She believed that there is a place for everyone. She believed that music heals. She believed in the work of her church. She knew, instinctively, that we were created in love, by love, and for love.
When I hear those words by our pastor, I think of Opal and many others like her.
Morale of the Story: Like it or not, you are loved, you were created in love, and you are to use your life for love. Love is good, and, if implemented as the Lord intended, it will never be used against you.