I can't remember who said love is action, not feeling, but I've come to realize the wisdom in that perspective. It's easy to say you love someone, but demonstrating that takes real effort. I thought about that this past weekend as we travelled 1200miles to help my brother celebrate his 50th birthday and to visit my husband's cousin, whose cancer has spread. The only reason we made such a trip in the midst of bad weather was because we love these people. Our presence is important to them, which made the grueling trip worth all the effort. The Bible says that God is love, and those who love are of God. I guess that is why love, like God, is powerful. That power drew us across hundreds of miles of frozen landscape to see two people who are important in our lives. I like to think they would do the same if our positions were reversed. Maybe by being there to show our love, we made God's presence real for them.
Grace and Peace,