Friday, August 8, 2008

HeartAche

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!
1 John 3:1

I saw a friend at church whose wife and kids had left town to visit family for the week. I asked if he was missing them all terribly. He told me, "April, its crazy. The way love is. It's like, when I just THINK about any of them for too long? My HEART starts to hurt!"

I want to know love like that. But from my limited view, being single and childless, I don't think I'm able to truly comprehend that kind of love. And I guess I doubt I'm the sort of person who could ever induce a similarly sweet ache in someone else's heart. But God says we are His children and that He loves us like a father loves a child. And it makes me joyful to explore the possibility that sometimes God just THINKS of me, and his heart starts to hurt because of the way He loves me.

I looove LOVE like that. :)

2 comments:

Mari said...

April:

Hey thought I'd stop by and pay you a visit :)

You wrote: "And I guess I doubt I'm the sort of person who could ever induce a similarly sweet ache in someone else's heart."

Honey you already do - his name is Jesus!

April said...

I KNOW! That's why He is so awesome! :)