Love Personified!

Christian Devotional by Pastor Cecil Thompson

Ephesians 5:25

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.”

What determines a life of success? For some, it may be achieving great prominence or a lofty promotion. I once experienced a little taste of that kind of success when I was elected Student Body President in high school. (Okay, it was a very small high school.)

As a youngster I was blessed to receive words of praise from both my grandfather and my father; they always let me know that they were proud of me. I have also received words of love and devotion from each of my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

The words that struck closest to my heart were some of the final words my precious wife of 62 years spoke before going to be with the Lord. With tears in her eyes, she reached out her frail hand to softly touch mine and said, “Honey, you are love personified!”

Husbands, fathers, all of you men who read this, I beg you to stop trying to be a rock in the garden of life and become fertilizer. Die to yourself in order that your life can become the source of growth in others. Give until it hurts and then gives even more. Become love personified!

Blessings dear hearts.  May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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