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14 February 2011

Hearts for Valentines, First Date, Heart Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace, God is Love

Heart 3
10 x 10 inches   Mixed Media on Canvas   

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 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2011

 Remember being young and in love? Think back to the first car date and the special person you were going with... and how did you feel?

Excited... first date.

With those first relationships as we begin to form how we view love and begin to understand how to define it and what our place is... we want so desperately to be loved that our heart is fluttering and we want to please this new person in our life and impress upon their heart how very much we want them to love us.

New Clothes
Painted Nails
Curled Hair
Lipstick and Perfume
First Love

 Our first real date in a car was a Christmas Dance in the 8th grade and his mom drove him over and picked me up for the dance.  Paul Fletcher took my best friend Janet Jester and Terry and I were there as were Becky and Jimmy.  (We are all still good friends today.) I was so in love... so caught up in the romance of first love and wanting to please and be pleased.  Wanting to love and be loved.

God is love.

This is Valentine's Day and we celebrate love. It is the celebration of love for your 'sweetheart'.  The love we celebrate with this day is based on an intense affection for another person. We say we love people when we are attracted to them and they make us feel good.  The key thing to note is the words BASED ON.  This implies our love to be conditional if it is indeed based on something. Our love is based on feelings and emotions that seem to change by the day.

Can we even fully comprehend unconditional love?  Love that is not based on performance?
God is love.

God's love transcends anything we could comprehend. He wants us to be as excited to come to Him daily as we were on that first date.  Our hearts should be eager and excited that we are going to block out time and spend it in conversation with Him. He wants to hear our heart beating in anticipation of sharing with Him, that we literally cannot wait to sit quietly and focus on loving Him.  He wants love from us just as we seek the same from those in our earthly journey. He wants acceptance from us and my friend, He wants to love you with all of His light and grace.  His love knows no boundaries or conditions.

He is waiting... are you prepared and ready for your date with love?

Open Heart
Humble Heart
Joyful Heart
Thankful Heart
Hands held open in expectation
Listening Ear

"There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God. Those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it."     ... Brother Lawrence


"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." 1 John 4:8


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