Girls, Girls, Girls! I was fifteen and I remember those days well. Up until now, Girls really didn’t matter to me. Living in the South, we spent our time hunting and fishing as boys. And after all I grew up with two sisters. So I was outnumbered most of my short life by the feminine side. But that summer everything changed. I met a girl named Lesa.

She was everything a guy could have wanted. She was soft and pretty and she liked to fish. I knew it had to be love. After all, she liked me a lot. That summer we saw each other almost every week. We walked on the beach, we swam in the pool, and mostly talked on the phone for what seemed like for hours. This had to be love. She was all I could think about.

Soon Summer was over, we traded our bathing suits and flip flops for our school clothes and football cleats. This year I couldn’t wait to go back to school, because I could see Lesa everyday. But tragedy struck, Lesa’s parents thought that it would be best for her to go to another school. My heart sank, what was I suppose to do without Lesa? Sure enough, one day Lesa told me that she had met another guy at her new school and that we could just be friends. Oh what an awful day that was. My life would never be the same, I thought to myself. Love Hurts!

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son” John 3:16

Now that I am way older and a little wiser, I have found that love is kinder, gentle and generous. Love is someone that you enjoy their bad habits as well as their good habits. It is someone that you will take a bullet for or give a kidney to just by asking. Love is more important than the air that you breath. But the Most important attribute is that “Love Hurts”.

God, how could you give your Son’s life for me. For all that I have done to hurt and disappoint you. Our on again and off again relationship. The times in my life that I would only return your call is when I need something. But yet you were always there. Never questioned me why I did something. Always with open arms, you took back into your house.

Love Hurts! It wouldn’t so bad if you didn’t care. It wouldn’t hurt so badly if your heart wasn’t in it. Love is all these things.

What did I do for Love? I sinned against a loving Father who always forgave me even though that I hurt him so badly. He traded His son for me and watched him die up on that cross. That’s what he did for me. And he did it for you.

Father I love you. Please forgive me for being so selfish. I am just a wretch not deserving your love. I should have been the one who died for you. I should have been the one who laid down his life. I know that I will never be worthy to look in your eyes and to call you father. I but I do love you with all of my heart. Take me as I am. Love me forever. Lead me into your righteous. Call us your son and daughters of the most high!
I commit my soul to you. In Jesus’s name I pray! Amen

What will you do for Love?

” Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” John 21:15-17

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