Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
I have been walking, crawling, barely breathing through the valley of the shadow of death. There are no words for the pain. In the darkest, ugliest of times one learns if unconditional love truly exists. I can tell you that it does exists but is, unfortunately, very rare.
No wonder so many people of this day and age want nothing to do with church or people who espouse to believe in a God of unconditional love and forgiveness. So I get it, I understand. For the first time in my 42 years of walking in the way of Jesus, I have seen how us “churchy” people are seen by the majority of the world. So I would challenge all of us, myself included, to take a personal journey of honesty and examine unconditional love. The urban dictionary defines unconditional love as: “To love somebody with no conditions or circumstances: to love completely.” NO CONDITIONS; does not matter what someone has said or done…..are we able to love that person?….Do we love that person?….Do we support and nurture that person?…Do we acknowledge that we have no idea what it is to walk in that person’s shoes?….Do we accept that we do not have all of the answers? Unconditional love means that it is not about us but is about the one that we love.
In Gratitude for Life,