Today's theme for Thankful Thursday is love, which is quite fitting for Valentine week.
Helping my friend the past two days while she helped her friend, I've been reminded about how loved I truly am.
*Thank you God for a husband who not only loves me, but adores me, even when I'm beyond lovable. Thank you for a helpmate and supporter who sees the potential in me even when I'm doubting. Thank you for his heart for You and how that is playing out in his life right now.
*Thank you God for Jewel and Flower, who love unconditionally. Thank you for their hugs and kisses and cuddles that remind me I'm loved when I'm not sure I can go any further. Thank you for the love they have shown the kids as they have come into our home--for the patience and the sharing and the acceptance they displayed.
*Thank you God that my children know they are loved. Thank you that they can take that for granted. Thank you that the only normal they know is security.
*Thank you God for friends who model hospitality and care and love so unselfishly. Thank you for allowing me to share in that ministry this week.
*Thank you God that S has found love in You and is now able to see that the abuse she has lived with for nine years is not loving. Thank you for the courage You have given her to protect herself and her children. Thank you for the love her church has shown to help her find safety and security. Thank you for the love our church has shown in material goods as well. Thank you for reminding all of us that we are your body to take care of each other.
*Thank you God for your sacrificial love for us that allows us to even understand a miniscule about what love truly is.
1 John 5:2-4