For YOu

Many are times we hear the statement “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”. There are many variations to this but they all point to the fact that we never really appreciate the treasures that God places before us until we can no longer behold their beauty.

The truth is, love is the single most important thing in life. It’s love that brings together people who are as different as night and day and keeps them as one. It’s love that helps people to forgive each other after the have hurt each other in unthinkable ways. It’s love(with some hormonal help) that turns the cries of the pain of childbirth into tears of joy at finally holding your new-born child. Love keeps a mother on bended knees praying for a son that everyone else believes to be too far gone.

Who better to show us love than He who gave His all for us. God gave us His precious Son to die in our stead, to suffer that we might be free. The Bible says that greater love has none than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.This is what Jesus did and I daresay that the same is expected of us.I’m not alluding that we should go around catching explosives before they hit those we love(although that would definitely be a sight to behold).

I’m talking about pure sacrificial love.The kind that would lead you to walk away from someone you love just so they can be happy. I believe that if we all had love many of the evils in the world would be unheard of. People would seek the greater good of their neighbours just because. Wars would cease. Poverty would be long gone. Families would  thrive. The world would be a much happier place. Imagine with me for a moment what that would look like because I have a feeling that’s the stuff that paradise is made of.

We don’t have much control over what others do but we have each been given free will. We have a choice to make. We can either go on with life as is or we could try and make a difference. If we choose to love unconditionally and see the bigger picture instead of focusing on each others faults, there will be a paradigm shift that will revolutionize the way we live. You may call this wishful thinking, but I call it hope. Life means nothing without hope.

This is dedicated to all my loved ones;my family, my friends, but most of all to my friends who are my family. We may not be of the same blood but the bond that holds us together puts the blood-is-thicker-than-water saying to shame.Thank you for loving me inspite of myself and for helping me find a place in the world, in your life.

 

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2 Comments

  1. George K. said,

    January 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Best article yet.
    Keep writing, and keep smiling!

  2. Stephanie wakaba said,

    February 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Very daring. This hope u speak of…


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