A Man's--A Pastor's--Thoughts About Love

February 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.

My Love!

My Ecstasy!

1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV) "So now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love." 


Posted by Patricia E Tate on August 15, 2017
I know this comes from your heart. God Bless you my dear dear brother. The love you and Yvonne shared was perfect for both of you. My dad told me a long time ago when I was crying because my love sent me a letter saying that he was staying in Germany and I should find some one else. My dad said to me. "It is better to have loved and loss than never to have loved at all." I was young then and thought to myself, that was dumb. But now I realize what he meant. I Thank God for my love whom I lost but is not lost also. I enjoyed reading your beautiful words Pastor Shipman.
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