Thursday, February 12, 2009

THANKFUL, sweet love

In just a few short days, we will be celebrating the national day of LOVE.

What are you hoping to get on this special day?

boxed chocolate?
a romantic dinner?

All of those things are nice, but what good are they without love wrapped around them?

Today, on THANKFUL THURSDAY, I am very thankful for the love that has so sweetly been wrapped around my heart.

The love of my devoted husband.
The love of my beautiful children.
The love of precious friends.
The love of a caring and giving church.
The love of my Heavenly Father.


Do you remember that old song, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love?" We are living in days where that rings so true. Our world needs love.

Our teens need love.
Our schools need love.
Our neighborhoods need love.
Our homeless need love.
Our prisons need love.
Our government leaders need love.
Our city needs love.
Our families need love.

Love, sweet love.
Jesus Christ is the ultimate valentine .... the perfect example of love.

It is no wonder people have been drawn to Christ in every generation ~for generations to generations, people have been looking for HIS kind of love.

MATTHEW 9:36 "When He saw the crowds, He had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd."

Jesus has shown us how to love, and now He desires for us to teach others. This will require something more than words. It will take some action, some action wrapped in love. The world needs some love.

May you spread alittle love
(God's love)
in your world today!

Visit IRIS and all of her grateful friends over at THANKFUL THURSDAY, where giving thanks and praise is the word of the day! Click HERE to read more...


Lynn said...

Hi Laurie,

Beautiful post for us as believers as we approach Valentine's Day. I enjoyed every word. Have a great TT.

Denise said...

Let me add a great big amen here.

Grammy said...

What a wonderful post. I never thought of it as national love day. That is great.
Have a wonderful week.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful post...full of love!

Happy TT!

milet said...

i am now singing..what the world needs love sweet love. its the only thing...;) have a wonderful day. god bless. thanks for visiting my TT!

Serendipity said...

Love sweet you have me humming to the song!

A lovely post! I enjoyed reading it. God bless!

Cheryl said...

Hey Laurie,

Great post. So many great things you shared!

Have a great day!


Beth in NC said...

You are so sweet Laurie! What a great post.

Have a wonderful TT!

Laurie Ann said...

Very beautiful post on love! I love it. I, too, am thankful for the love I have been given and am daily looking for ways to extend it to others. Happy Thankful Thursday!

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

Laurie, thank you for stopping by my blog. I was in a fierce spiritual battle yesterday and finding your blog was refreshing. Thank you for taking the time to write and encourage us out here. Back to the "smoking" subject :) God has given me new revelation on what Jesus said on the cross when he said "God forgive them for they do not know what they are doing." I am learning not to be disgusted with others sinful lifestyle but be compassionate and pray "God reach them for they do not know what they are doing." It's a humbly experience. thank you again. :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for this really thought provoking post. Blessings on your thankful Thursday.

Alex said...

Love - everyone needs it and there are so many people without out. Thank you for the reminder to love...

Marsha said...

And all God's people said, AMEN!
This was a beautiful post about Love, Sweet Love. What a compassionate heart you have.

Have a blessed evening.

Mel said...

Laurie I just found your blog, what an amazing post...what drew me was your blog's name!!!

andrew&carmelsuarezministry said...

Hello! May God bless you and keep you and He may answer you prayers today! God bless!

God Chaser said...

Amen great reminder about god's desire for us to love beyond word. thanks for sharing. Blessings, peace, joy and love

Ms. Theophilus said...

Yes, love is the best valentine we can give--the love that God first gave us!