what is love?

tonight and tomorrow is denton bible’s women’s retreat.  i’m really excited because my mom is coming up for it, plus it’s a night away where i get to stay in a hotel and hang out with really awesome, wise women.  it’s gonna be a blast.

yet again, i find myself wrestling with what it means to love and to speak truth in love to someone who doesn’t want to hear it.  it is good to be wrestling with these things, but it is also hard and long and tiring.  i seem to lack the words and wisdom to accurately convey what i believe, what i cling to.  how do you describe beauty to someone who has only seen filth?  how do you describe joy to someone who has only felt fleeting pleasure?  how do you describe love to someone who has only experienced superficial affection?  because really, in comparison to Christ, the most beautiful, enjoyable, loving things and people are merely cheap imitations, designer knock-offs sold on the street.  how can my words and actions possibly convey the heighth and depth and breadth of the love of Jesus Christ?

i guess that’s kind of the big question of missions and evangelism and our lives, isn’t it?  i’m so glad God is bigger than me, and yet still wants to use my insufficient words and deeds for His Kingdom.

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