In amazement I realize love multiplies. His love never fails, fades, or falters. Love grows.
A surprise black box arrives in the mail. Tucked inside a hand made dainty and elegant necklace of silver and blue. A loveprint for my life. Thank you Jill. Words could never adequately express how perfect this is for me and the joy of knowing who crafted it for me in the midst of the beautiful busyness that surrounds your life right now.
A layover in the airport brings friends from another country. They shower me with love and the joy of our home in Costa Rica. Dean and Wendy, your gift reminded me of the love of service and our heart for missions around the world. Your friendship astounds me in the way you love continually.
A splash of color for my closet. Simplicity of missionary clothes now adorned with bright reds, oranges and yes even lime greens. Jodi, your spunk matches my heart's desire to live out loud. Thank you friend for leaving a loveprint on my life this week.
Tattered brown package from far away land. Opened and inspected by custom agents in two countries. Saucy love to drench my family after I shared. A friend I only met in person once, her family continuing to serve on our past mission field. She wraps and sends to bless me in the United States. Brooke, may our Abba simply pour out blessings upon blessings to you dear friend.
I could continue ... but I must pause to challenge. Simple acts of love. A note tucked into a lunchbox. An email across the mile. A handwritten card to an elderly friend filled with drawings scribbled lovingly by little artist hands. Imagine the flow of one act of love.
Jesus said it. Simple. Love God. Love others. In almost seems too simple. Why have we missed it for so long? I'm done missing it. I'm learning to live it. Live love out loud. Join me this week.
Sometime in your busy schedule. Carve out time for a loveprint, a step in love. Send a note, make a phone call, lick a stamp. Make a list of 10. And love it up.