5 Minute Friday is upon us again. This week as we approach Easter it seems fitting to just write...to not hold back anything but just let what is within flow out. So here we go, the topic is The Hard Love:
You look down at the world that you created in seven days and while not surprised at the mess they have made, your heart is saddened. Why have your children chose the hard path? Why have they chose sin and living in the flesh when they could have it all if they just followed you? There is only one solution. One that you have known for all of time but that you have saved for this perfect moment. You send your son, your flesh and blood, to walk this Earth. To remind us of what it is all supposed to look like. To be grace and mercy. To give of himself until the very end. To sacrifice it all so that we can be saved. On that final day he walked the Earth he had to carry his own cross. The same cross that we would nail his hands and feet to until he took his final breath.
Talk about the hardest love. To love something so much that you give the ultimate sacrifice. Your own life. The life of your child. He did that. God did that for us. How could we ever deserve that kind of love? The truth is we don't. But he gives it anyway. So even though sometimes it feels hard to try to follow in the footsteps of that man who walked the earth over 2000 years ago, I will do it. I will gladly to it because I want to be a part of that kind of love. The hardest love.
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