Love the One...God Gives You
This has been a rough year for so many. Some of us have lost one we’ve dearly loved...loved so deeply that we no longer wanted to see them suffer.
This even goes for pets...have you ever loved a pet so much that when they died a part of you went with them? That was the way it was with “Prince” our dog. On top of losing his master our dog was very old and suffered from severe arthritis. It got so bad he’d cry out in his sleep and pull the leg up tight to his body.
My son and I talked about how long we should wait before having him euthanized...how long we should massage his hip... We both cried when we had to love him enough to let him go.
Now, think of those you’ve loved and who God called back this year. Were the useless arguments worth the pain you’re now suffering as you remember the hurtful words that have passed between you and them? If you had them back wouldn’t you gladly realize you both gained nothing from a simple disagreement?
There is a country song that says, “Love the people that God gives you...for one day He’ll want them back.” Perhaps the best New Year’s resolution we can make in 2021...with Covid still threatening the very ones we love...would be to love those people who play an important part in their life. Perhaps we should just accept the fact that there are times we must agree to disagree...and let the ridiculous, puny things we humans find to argue about die without a resolution. Maybe we should just concentrate on the caring that can take place between two people who the Father has brought together and love the one God gives us...because one day...He’ll want them back...
Personally...I believe that if we love someone enough...that would be an easy resolution to keep.