Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thankful Thursday: My First Love

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19

He's wooed me forever-called me beloved. Drawn me ever close to his wounded side. Today was no exception. Love songs streaming loud around every corner on my forty minute ride. His words of affection penetrate my very core-wrapped tight around my heart, like I've never felt before.

Singing back to him, my heart overflows. Love songs from me given back to him. Praise for his goodness. Praise for his kindness. Praise for his everlasting arms. Tears cloud my eyes. Curves in the road. Slowing down I ask, Lord, how have I never known your love like this before?

Married many years. Lord, I can't remember when I've loved you more than him. It makes my cheeks burn flush. It's a very different love. And when I tell him, I'm more in love with you, he smiles and he nods at me, "It's all very good." He understands me completely because he loves you too.

For Lord, you are our first love. The One who makes us so. You give up everything to call us your very own. We choose to call your son Savior. Follow his lead back to you. Our sins, he's forgiven. Washed our hearts white as snow. He's filled us completely- healed every broken part.

Lord, we love you more because you first loved us.

So, on this Thankful Thursday I give thanks for:

1. God's love songs, sung right to my heart
2. Long drives on country roads
3. My husband who understands my first love

What about you? What are you thankful for today? How has God wooed you?

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