By Pastor Tim Eaton
We pass an old picture in the hallway. We see friends begin a new love. A romantic movie touches our hearts.
Whatever it is, we sometimes wonder where the love in our own life has gone. It seems like most everything around us is designed to drain the last drop of romance or love out of our lives. Long hours of work (or worries about a lack of work), busing the kids all over town, trying to keep the house clean, paying the bills – all of this leaves us exhausted and frustrated…anything but in the mood for love.
We misunderstand love as an emotion, but think about it. Where do those emotions come from? Actions create those emotions. That’s why we call it a “romantic gesture”, something has been done that shows us love. Love is action.
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers,” (1 John 3:16).
What we might miss is that if we don’t feel very loving, doing something loving can recreate love in us just as much as it makes someone else feel loved.
If you’ve lost that lovin’ feeling this Valentine’s season, then lay down all the things in your life that have put an end to your love and do something for the one you love. If you need help, drop the kids off at our Kid’s Night Out, held on Fri., Feb. 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Harada Elementary – and give the gift of time to the one you love.
Pastor Tim Eaton is from Edgewater Lutheran Church. Services are on Sundays at 10am at Harada Elementary,12884 Oakdale Street, Eastvale, CA 92880. For more information, please visit http://www.EdgewaterEastvale.org.