Thursday, March 24, 2016

This Is Love~

Your legs looked beautiful today.

We're sitting at a restaurant, chipping and dipping, waiting for our meal to arrive. As the words of my husband float from my ears to my heart, my eyes begin to fill with love. Somehow, love takes a turn and expresses itself in a smile before one tear is shed.

He looks up from the table and smiles, too.

They did.

I know it is love talking because my legs are not beautiful.

Two hours earlier my legs were the reason we found ourselves at the local hospital. Poor circulation has left its mark on my left leg. Discolored skin. Unsightly blue markings. Lifeless scars from past wounds.

As I underwent an extensive ultrasound on both legs, my husband sat across the room. From the place where I rested, I could only see his shirt tail peeking out beneath the sonogram machinery that separated us, but it was enough.

This is love.

Human love.

And. it. is. beautiful.

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No wonder divine love is beyond my comprehension.

Only God could looked at this girl and find beauty.

Sins of pride, jealousy, anger, (to name only a few) have left marks of their own, marring and disfiguring. Selfishness and resentment have left bruises and scars.

Ugliness abounds.

And yet, as I follow in His footsteps, My God is there.

As I look toward Heaven,
I see a glimpse of my Father God,
peeking out beneath the world which no longer separates us,
and it is more than enough.

As I look in His Word,
I see a glimpse of my Jesus, my Savior,
peeking out beneath the sin which no longer separates us,
and it is more than enough.

As I look in the mirror,
I see a glimpse of His precious Spirit,
peeking outbeneath my own ugliness which no longer separates us,
and it is more than enough.

This is love.

Divine Love.

And, it. is. beautiful.


  1. Greater love has no man, that he would lay down his life...
    Thanks again for a timely reminder of God's unconditional,agape love. An old song says "he looked beyond my faults and saw my need" So great was the need he died to enable me you to satisfy them through him

  2. Thank you for this beautiful post Stacy. You have no idea how far the light of God that so clearly resides in you, shines! Sending you a big hug!


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