Friday, April 22, 2011

Five-Minute Friday: The Hard Love

Joining up with Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama

Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not. Here’s how we do it:

1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing or tweaking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button code in my right side bar}
3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you. Every writer longs to feel heard. {And if you love us, consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks to leave you some encouragement}


The Hard Love

Today is good Friday and epitomizes the Hard Love.  God sending His only Son to die for us.  What love could be harder than that... to lay your life down for a friend, and even for enemies...

Love is a decision, not just a feeling (Paraphrasing Andy Gullahorn/Jill Phillips here).  God loved us so much that He provided us the only way to come to Him, through His very Son.  He had to decide before the dawn of time, before that first sin was committed to have the Way to save His creation, us.  Hard, hard, hard...  But such love!

He is perfect, holy, just, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent and if there was any other way He would have found it.  But...  there was no other way.  His Son was The Way.  The Truth.  The Life.  Praise God.



  1. Wonderful reminder of why we can love at all in the first place. Thank you.

  2. "He had to decide before the dawn of time . . . " Yes, God had a plan in place from the beginning of time and is faithful in it's completion.

    Praising the Lord with you.

    Have a blessed Easter

  3. I love this Jenn -"What love could be harder than that -" Amen and praise God! Thanks for your thoughts on this today - Love reading your posts! Smiles -