Privilege

1 Corinthians 13:7

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Thought for the Day:  Love is Unconditional

“It was a privilege to have them as long as I did.” Recently, I had a long talk with the beautiful lady my dad married after my mother passed away.  She said, “Donna, I’ve got to tell you, your daddy loved your mama.”  She went on to say, “He would say, Mary Jane made me into the man I am,”  I reminded Nancy that my daddy loved her very much and that when he found her the sadness he had after my mother’s death changed over to a new love with her.  He became happy again and almost giddy as he shared with me about his “new love.”  Then she told me something about the way he loved my brothers with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.  She said people would come up to him and ask him how he and my mother were able to take care of these two boys for those 25 years.  They would ask this with the thought of the boys being burdens.  My daddy would reply, “It was a privilege to have them as long as I did.”

My daddy and mother had two beautiful, intelligent sons who happened to be handicapped. They happened to not be able to walk and take care of themselves, but they were beautifully and wonderfully made and they were precious to us.  It truly was a “privilege to have them as long as we did.”  My brothers, my mama, and my daddy are all gone now but I can say, “They all taught me to love and they showed me that “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” Love in unconditional as Jesus Christ showed us.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for beautiful memories of family today bringing me to beautiful thoughts of the love you have for us. Help us see their examples on how we are to share Your love with others today.  Amen

Prayer Focus: Families with Handicapped  Children

 

 

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One thought on “Privilege

  1. Thank you for the devotionals. This one is particularly moving. Glad things are going well for all of you. Grace and peace, Gail Gaddie

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