By: Gabriela Yareliz
So, I have a couple of things floating in my mind. Yesterday, a man called into the Delilah show (yes, I said Delilah) and he wanted to dedicate a song to his wife, Sandra, because a childhood friend of his lost his wife in a car accident.
It made me so sad. Delilah brought up the good point that sometimes through other people’s loss we can value what we have. Also, we must realize that we aren’t promised tomorrow. Things can change so suddenly. (Then she played their wedding song. But that is beside the point.)
I think the idea of Carpe Diem is not so much living like a crazy fool and doing whatever to “enjoy” life. I think it’s more of a “live today wisely because it may be your last.” Wisely doesn’t mean be boring, but it does mean be wise. Being wise and being intelligent are completely different because wisdom only comes from God.
Anyway, continuing on- today I heard a woman say (no idea what her name is but she does some Christian free-verse thing) that Jesus is the greatest love story ever told.
I really like that thought. The other day as I and a friend filled out a bridal shower card, we wrote the Ten Commandments for marriage inside (ironically neither of us is married) but we asked people at the store, where we work, to contribute. (A nice collaborative effort, I know.)
In the end, we wrote that Love is a commitment, not just feeling and emotion. God has commited himself to us even when we reject Him. He is still there and merciful. Any human would have ditched us.
True Love can only come from God. And why do I capitalize Love? Because God is Love. Love rules this universe and keeps it together.
1 Corinthians 13 Paraphrase
Jesus suffereth long, and is kind; Jesus envieth not; Jesus vaunteth not Himself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave Himself unseemly, seeketh not his own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
(Jesus) Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Jesus never fails.
He is the greatest Love story ever told- He is the greatest Love story ever shown.
Have a blessed day! Value those you near to you; Seek wisdom and truth; Love and love for real.