Love Is Kind – The Healing Power Of Love

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Love Is Kind – The Healing Power Of Love.


That year, my boyfriend had forgotten my birthday.
I didn’t take it as a big deal since I wasn’t exactly the party, celebration kind of girl. Plus, I rarely celebrated the day myself unless someone else decided to do it on my behalf. Most years, it just went by like any other day unless someone surprised me like happened that particular year.


I was therefore shocked when I got a call from a friend telling me, “When you are in town, please give me a call, I have something that has your name on it and belongs to you.”


When I eventually got to town, my friend had a package with a number of goodies and among them was the biggest, most expensive looking box of Chocolates I had ever seen in my life!


I looked at the box very surprised and speechless. He looked at me, not sure whether I was happy or not. So he went on to explain further, “I didn’t know what to get you. I wanted it to be a surprise so I didn’t ask whether you like chocolates or not. I hope you love them”


I then told him, ‘It’s not that. I’m just really deeply moved right now. That is why I’m speechless.’


He prodded me, “Go ahead and open the box. These are really delicious chocolates. Plus they are rare to find in these parts. I know you will love them.”


I told him, “No! I will open them later, when I’m home and settled. I want to savor them. Slowly and patiently.”


But something deeply intrigued me. So I asked him, ‘Why did you get me all this?’ He then proceeded to tell me, “Simply because I think you deserve this and much more.” I wasn’t very convinced, so I asked him, “Really? Is it not because it was my birthday a few days ago?”


He told me, “It was your birthday? Why didn’t you tell me? I didn’t know.”


I looked at him speechless and with my eyes a little misty. I don’t know if he saw the pain and untold stories in my eyes that day, but he went on to say, “You deserve every beautiful thing in this world.”


I just looked at him quietly. Deeply moved and speechless. I didn’t know what to tell him. But in my mind I kept thinking, ‘Wow! Wow! God still does create them like this! God you still make them this way, there is Hope for humanity after all.”


That day, as I meditated on the events that had happened, the word, Kindness took on a whole new meaning.
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There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

1 John 4:18-19

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

1 Corinthians 13:4


Jules


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Some children dream of helping their parents and others.

Some children dream of spreading love, light and beauty.

Despite all these glorious aspirations, the dreams of so 

many children get lost in the sea of illness, 

parent’s divorce, abandonment and sometimes death.

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13 Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them.

14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”

15 And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.

Matthew 19:13-15

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What Does Love Mean To Children

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What does love mean to children as they grow up?

What does love mean to children as they grow up?

Are we teaching children the true meaning of love and helping them not only know the love of Jesus Christ but love for others?

I found five children at the park and decided to ask them what love meant to each of them. They gave me some delightful answers.

Thomas – Age 6 – “Love is when Daddy tucks me in to sleep at night and reads me a story.”

Jenny – Age 5 – “Love is when mummy buys me dolls and treats.”

Benjamin – Age 5 – “Love is being all nice and good.” 

Gerry – Age 7 – “Love is when my mummy and my daddy kiss and look at each other with that look in their eyes.”

Regina – Age 6 – “When my friend Destiny shares her toys and snacks with me while we are playing, that is love.

Ritu is a working mother who has two adorable children.

She shares her experiences on, “What love means to kids”  in an awesome blog post. Her post was inspired by a question she asked her two children on what love meant to them.

Her children gave very creative  responses.

In answering the question, they imaginatively expressed themselves by drawing pictures, writing posts and some very heart warming poetry. She starts her fabulous blog post by telling us: 

“I asked my children what love meant, and both of them, at separate times, mad faces at me, and went “Yuck!” Typical reactions for an 11 and 9-year-old! Love = boys/girls = kissing. Of course, that’s ‘yuck’ to them! After a little more explanation, the best we came up with was this; Lil Man There” ……. 

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As we help children learn how to love wholesomely, we should remember to teach them the 1 Corinthians 13Bible definition of love which I summarized as:

Love is patient

Love is kind.

Love does not envy

Love is not boastful

Love is not puffed up

Love does not act improperly

Love is not selfish

Love is not provoked

Love thinks no evil

Love does not keep a record of wrongs

Love takes no pleasure in wrongdoing, but has joy in what is true

Love bears all things

Love believes all things

Love hopes all things

Love endures all things

Love never fails

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

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