Love and Finality

Today, I saw a church sign while driving my dad home from the hospital that read, “Live today like you will see God tomorrow.”  It made me think of my own mortality here on earth, it is strange recognizing the difference between thinking and sensing mortality.  I’ve always known that it is our souls that live on in Heaven or Hell from my Christian beliefs growing up.  Even with this knowledge it is so very easy getting caught up in “living forever” thoughts.  Makes me think of first loves, making unreasonable promises we wouldn’t learn until later, to our surprise and we experience the sting of lost love’s.  Valentine’s day is here and it is renowned for “love” and all the promises we can muster up, all with the best of intentions but our promises are conditional based upon all sorts of criteria, I have learned in recent years, nothing on this earth is forever.  God’s love is the only true love that is completely unconditional, He created each one of us and has special plans for each of us.  For some that includes a true love, whatever our individual definition of that may be.  When we give our hearts to one another we are opening our hearts to be vulnerable, I know and have experienced the rapid-firing of endorphins when all you see, hear, smell and touch is pure love…you promise the moon and the stars, sunrises and sunsets…well, at least we want to!  God alone can deliver these, but He wants to give you these things and more to share with your love or just for you.  Love comes into our lives in so many ways, some receive love by giving to God, others do charity work, some paint, draw, sing or write and other still have children and husbands or wives.  Just as we are all created individually, we all experiences love differently.  I haven’t given up on love but I’m also not mourning it any longer because God cared enough for me to show me love in everything around me.  I want my life to count for something, what will my legacy reveal?  I have always wanted to make a difference, to be remembered for…Charlotte did this or that and changed lives.  My reality is, I am only someone because the One True God brought me into being!  Death as the world views it is finality, but it’s not it’s just the beginning!  I have been thinking about life, living and dying it’s as some say, “the circle of life.”  It’s not the opinions or accolades from people I leave that matters, “I want to hear God say, ‘Well done my good and faithful servant!”

Matthew 25:21(NIV)

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”

~Blessings and Peace~