Several years before Melissa died, she gave me a plaque, that I still have a love letter from God of sorts, and in the letter it talks about having time for everything but our relationship with the Lord. I love that plague just as I love the Sister of My Heart that gave me, because it seems so fitting.
Why is it we tend to abandon the one that loves us, friends betray us, they hurt us inadvertently or not, they say things that tear us down.
I have friends that have the habit of saying "I don't mean to be mean but..." And I know that what is said is going to be mean, its like putting a warning sign out there, and yet they still tell me, and for some reason I still listen, maybe it is because I feel they are friends, but there words are often anything but friendly...
The Lord will tell you as it is, but he does not do so in the mean way that friends sometimes can, and yet instead of turning to the Lord we turn to friends...And he certainly doesnt say I don't mean to be mean, but...and then preceed to kick you while you are feeling down!
I get really tired of being told to get over myself, but I am learning that when friends fail you, when you feel as if no one cares, the Lord is there reaching out his loving arms, saying the world may not love you, your friends may not care and the fact is your friends may not even think of you as a friend, but the Lord will always see you as his child.
I love as Christ loved and I feel I deserved to be loved back in that way, and pointing out a mistake is one thing, but being plain mean about it is quite another and Christ would not do that, so why should others?
Maybe that is why I truly liked the plaque so much, because it reminded me so much of the fact that Jesus loves us when the world ceases to, when our "friends" and loved ones hurt us Christ is the one that is truly there...
In Christs Love