A Man's--A Pastor's--Thoughts About Love
by Pastor Robert V. Shipman, Sr. | August 29, 2014February 5, 2014 began one of the most painful periods and experiences that I have ever had to endure. But I am happy in Jesus. I have been and still have bouts of sadness about it, but I am happy in Jesus. Honestly, it took me a while to begin balancing my feelings again but, when I did, I realized that I was happy that my beloved, my friend, the woman that was "fit" to help me through life, had obtained from the Lord the form of living all Christians deeply desire (Eternal Life). So, I have been happy for her, but sad for me.
Suddenly it hit me. I was so sad because we loved so completely. As much as it hurts, I would love her again today, and risk the pain and sadness of loosing her again, rather than live the pitiable state of not having had the opportunity to love her at all. So my beloved friends, love for real and love completely because if you never commit to everything about love, you will never know the true ecstasy of it.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV) "So now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."