Today is a day that I just want to love. What does that mean you may ask? I mean I literally feel the sun shining on my face and arms, I see the blue sky and the green grass and I wanna roll in it. I wanna find the nearest biggest hill and roll down it like I’m 10 years old again. It’s a giddy Thursday 🙂
Most importantly though, I want to love on people. I want to give everyone I see a cupcake. I want to pass out high-fives (or fist bumps if you will) like they are going out of style. I want to run around telling everyone how amazing they are…even people I don’t know! All I can do is smile when I look around today. It is such a joy to be able to SEE (without glasses or contacts if I may); it is such a joy to take a breath and smell the wind 🙂 As Brooke Fraser would say, “There’s somethin in the water that makes me love you like I do. Doo Doo Doodoo Doo” Such a joy to sing and dance as everyone stares at you because you’re in public and YOU DON’T CARE! Ha!Ha! Now…I know a lot of you are probably wondering why I want to run around campus giving people high-fives and fist bumps…maybe you’re thinking…”ok, Megan’s gone all hippee cray cray.” I don’t really know what you’re thinking, but I’m about to explain what I’m thinking 🙂
I have been reading the book BOLD LOVE by Dr. Dan B. Allender & Dr. Tremper Longman III. This book is definitely “old school,” but Jesus is doing so much through it. I am in a chapter about forgiveness right now, and to be honest…FORGIVENESS is the EXACT reason I am in such a loving mood. If you seriously stop and think about the vastness of forgiveness that Jesus has lavished over us by dying on the cross…DYING, we are living in the freedom of Jesus because He was willing to take take take it all (via Hillsong) for us! He says, “I love you more” every single day!
I want to love people the way that Jesus did. I want to forgive the way that Jesus did. He said, “Love as I have loved you.” John 13:34. If that were the case…we wouldn’t hold grudges, we wouldn’t ignore people, we wouldn’t hate, we wouldn’t persecute…I know many of you may be thinking (just as I did for awhile) “Well, if someone intentionally hurt me, cheated on me, gossiped about me (insert what you may here…) then, I have the right to be upset…” The thing that REALLY hit me today is the simple fact of…Jesus still loves us more everyday. We intentionally hurt Him; we cheat on Him; we gossip about Him; we slander Him; we do everything we can to deny Him, and He still loves us more everyday. If we are to love like Jesus loved…do we really have the right to be upset and hold a grudge against one of his children?
Thursday’s Thought: How are you loving like Jesus loved? Why don’t ya hand out a fist bump while ya think about it 🙂