When filled with God’s love, we can do and see and understand things that we could not otherwise do or see or understand. Filled with His love, we can endure pain, quell fear, forgive freely, avoid contention, renew strength, and bless and help others in ways surprising even to us. — John H. Groberg
Love spends his all, and still hath store. — P. J. Bailey
If there is anything better than to be loved, it is loving. — Someone
Caring lifts the burden… courage shoulders the weight… but only love lightens the load. — Lloyd John Ogilvie
In the eyes of a child, Love is spelled “TIME.” — GPH
You know, sometimes itâ€™s not what you say to people; itâ€™s how you say it. When Jerry was just a teenager he got into an argument one day with his father. Well, that night as he sat in his room sulking, his mother came down to talk to him. As they talked, Jerry realized he had judged his father wrongly and that he had acted inappropriately. His mother suggested he apologize. Jerry promised to do so the next morning at breakfast, but when he went down for breakfast, his father was not there nor would he be ever again. He had left early that morning to supervise an airdrop in the Alaskan wilderness. His plane flew into a mountain — and Jerryâ€™s father was killed.
For the next few years, Jerry struggled with a terrible burden of guilt — his last moments with his father, and he had wasted them on a selfish tantrum. He could not forgive himself.
Then one day in a church meeting, he listened to a speaker teach him about love, especially that precious love between parents and children. The speaker encouraged the audience to express that love. Well, it was too much for Jerry. He broke down and began to sob. As the people filed out of the chapel, Jerry was left alone. His sobs became an uncontrollable torrent of emotion, until even his hands and feet became numb. One by one his closest friends came back in the room and spoke words of encouragement to him, but it did no good. There was too much pain and too much guilt over too many years.
Then Jerry became aware of arms encircling his shoulders, and a warm cheek pressed gently against his own. He was pulled into a warm and loving embrace. Kind words softly spoken in his ear penetrated his grief and gradually eased away the pain. He opened his eyes — and looked into the loving face of the speaker who had taught of the power of love, Spencer W. Kimball, author of the book “Miracle Of Forgiveness”.
You know, Jerry has long since forgotten the words that were spoken that day, but of the warmth of that embrace and the sincerity of that love, he will never forget.
Adapted by Glenn Rawson — March 1998