One of the songs we may hear this coming week is ‘Love Is All Around’. It starts by stating that we can feel love in our fingers and in our toes and it is all around us. Romantic love is one of God’s sweetest gifts to our lives but God’s love is so much bigger than ‘hearts and flowers’ and it is unconditional. Love happens between two people when they are slow to suspect but quick to trust; slow to condemn but quick to justify; slow to offend but quick to defend; slow to expose but quick to shield; slow to reprimand but quick to empathise; slow to belittle but quick to appreciate; slow to demand but quick to give; slow to provoke but quick to help; slow to resent but quick to forgive. One way to spell love is T-I-M-E. This kind of attention says, “I value you enough to give you my most precious asset-my time.” Why is now the best time to express your love? Because you do not know how long you will have the opportunity to do so. Circumstances change, people die, and children grow up. The truth is, you’ve no guarantee of tomorrow. If you want to express your love you had better do it now. So, who do you need to start spending more time with? What do you need to cut out of your schedule to make that possible? The best use of life is love, the best expression of love is time, and the best time to love is now. Today, find a way to take the love that God has given to you, and give it to someone else. Do your part to show that God’s love is truly all around us.
– Phil Brewer