Return to Love

1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

To the father of my children, the king of my castle, to the man God has placed in my life, today I take this opportunity to share what God has given me in you with others hoping that they too shall believe in the restorative, gap filling powers of God.

I don’t know where to begin. A year ago on this day I subtly confessed my love for you as I wished you a blessed birthday. It’s a year later and I can’t even begin to express my gratitude to God for connecting me with a man of your caliber. You came into my life when I least expected, you mended my heart, you made me your queen, you became a true personification of what love is. I gave you all that is mine and without hesitation you did the same. My child became yours and yours became mine.

If love was a  man you’d be him. You are my best friend, my comfort, my peace, my motivation. No one will ever make me feel the way you do. I now understand the love God speaks of, it’s the love that we share with one another, it’s a love that transcends human understanding, a love that mends, a love that brings joy, its the kind of love that God has for you and me, the kind of love that conquers, the kind of love that creates miracles. I don’t have much to give you, today all I have is my love. I know you’ve heard this time and time again from different people but believe me when I say no matter what may come our way, I will love you till the end of time. Nothing will separate me from you. Where you go, I will go; where you live I will live. Your God will be my God. Where ever you die I will die and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us. I pray God blesses you beyond measure. I pray He uses you to accomplish His will. May greatness become you. May joy surround you. May wealth embrace you. You are a beautiful design, a perfect creation. I love you. Happy Birthday.

Many of us at some point in our lives have experienced the pain of hurt in more ways than one. For some that pain came through abandonment by one parent or both, for some it’s been betrayal by someone whom you loved. For others it’s been a result of some kind of violation of one’s space. As a result many of us, subconsciously, chose not to believe in love anymore, shutting it out, building walls around us ensuring that we would never hurt again. The truth of the matter however is that without love we do not exist. GOD IS LOVE. We have been created in God’s image which thus means the essence of our being is LOVE. To love is to function according to God’s blueprint of us. To love is to see His will being achieved through us.

I gave up on love a long time ago. I had been hurt time and time again but despite this a part of me longed to love and be loved. A part of me longed to feel the love God had for me, the love God spoke of for me, a part of me longed for it to come alive. Every disappointment I had experienced in my life, every man I had ever imposed myself on was the result of seeking what God had placed higher than anything else; Love.

The gift of love in its many forms is one to be cherished, to be treasured. Love has the power of elevating one to where God has  predestined. Love is able to find joy where there seems to be pain, love is able to get us through the valley of the shadow of death. Love is able to conquer everything that is not of God. Love is the light penetrating through the darkness. Love exists, and despite how things may appear each and everyone of us still posses the capacity to return to a state of love.

No matter what you’ve been through love lives within you and is desperate to be released so that it can release love in others. Allow God to restore you, come out of hiding, break those walls that you’ve been building for years. Allow God to fill the gap. It’s time to let go of any thought, action, saying that is not love and is not of love. Open yourself up to it once more.

Love is a beautiful thing. Let’s find our way back to the Love God created. The love God granted us freely.

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