For the past three days, I have been quite sick. The worst sinus infection ever hit me suddenly at work midday on Tuesday, knocking me around with a high fever, shakes, dehydration and pounding headache as I struggled to breathe until the fever broke in the wee hours Thursday morning.
It wasn’t until the headache got so bad and the congestion came to a head with a freaky vomiting of phelgm with a chaser of the first real meal I have had since Monday night that I felt remotely better.
My daughter has tirelessly cared for me through it all. Making sure I had something to drink, took my medications, was warm/cool enough.
My husband lovingly cleaned up after my bout of nausea, made sure my tummy was settled enough, and that I have been properly taking my medications.
My son has been giving me lots of smiles, cracking jokes, and offering comfort as only he can.
All of them have run up the stairs to get a blanket, a book, my glasses, etc when I needed something.
They have shown me their love this week through their actions.
For love does.
It isn’t content to be far off in the distance, observing without any interaction.
Love gets right into the mess, holds your hand, wipes your forehead, rubs your back, lets you cry on its shoulder.
Just like the several hundreds of years in which God has been reaching out to each of His created people.
Rescuing us from sin, freeing us from lies and snares, loving us into health and wholeness.
This Valentine’s, my family showed me their love in a way which I will never forget.
Coz chocolate and flowers doesn’t have the same staying power as a kind action, backed with love.
“No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love… Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always “me first,” doesn’t fly off the handle, doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, doesn’t revel when others grovel, takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, puts up with anything, trusts God always, always looks for the best, never looks back, but keeps going to the end. Love never dies.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 MSG
“One Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture https://g.co/kgs/mW3M4s
Thank You for the family You have blessed me with, and the love they have been pouring out on me as I am unwell. Thank You for Your love in action, showing us that love does for those we love.