Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas and Love

Location: Blanco State Park; Blanco, Texas

Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our savior. God sent him to us so he could change us. Before Jesus arrived, our relationship with God was through others, but after Jesus arrived, we had a personal, one on one, relationship with God, through Jesus. It doesn't matter where you are or the day of the year, the relationship is always there.

To all my family and friends:

May you find Peace of mind, heart and soul.
May you Love and be Loved. 

with Love,

I can't define Love any better than the Apostle Paul did almost 2,000 years ago. This is one of my favorites:

If I had the gift of being able to speak in other languages without learning them and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didn’t love others, I would only be making noise.

If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would it do? Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love. 

If I gave everything I have to poor people, and if I were burned alive for preaching the Gospel but didn’t love others, it would be of no value whatever.

Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, 

never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. 

It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. 

If you love someone, you will be loyal to him/her no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him/her, always expect the best of him/her, and always stand your ground in defending him/her.

All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on forever. Someday prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge—these gifts will disappear. 

Now we know so little, even with our special gifts, and the preaching of those most gifted is still so poor. 

But when we have been made perfect and complete, then the need for these inadequate special gifts will come to an end, and they will disappear.

It’s like this: when I was a child I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I became a man my thoughts grew far beyond those of my childhood, and now I have put away the childish things.

In the same way, we can see and understand only a little about God now, as if we were peering at his reflection in a poor mirror; but someday we are going to see him in his completeness, face-to-face. Now all that I know is hazy and blurred, but then I will see everything clearly, just as clearly as God sees into my heart right now.

There are three things that remain—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13 
The Living Bible 

When Jesus was in Jerusalem, the Pharisees were trying to trick him with questions. One of my favorite answers is in this conversation: 

“Sir, which is the most important command in the laws of Moses?”
Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important is similar: ‘Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself.’ All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets stem from these two laws and are fulfilled if you obey them. Keep only these and you will find that you are obeying all the others.”
Matthew 22 verses 36 thru 40
The Living Bible 

Peace and Love

Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road.


  1. This was a great post. Thanks, Really enjoy your webpage. Thanks for all the hard work putting this together so strangers can enjoy. We are full timers too.
    Clark & Sandy

  2. Hello Clark/Sandy, fellow fulltimers. Thanks for your comment. The blog has helped me in many ways since I started doing it.