By Monica C. Voskamp
What is one thing you can count on in your life? Think about it.
Perhaps..Your job always being there. Your man never cheating on you. Your children never disowning you. Your health the same goodness tomorrow as it is today.
Whats your first thought of something you can count on? Your savings account…your house…your church…your friends…your peaceful country..?
What’s the one thing, you can count on?
At the end of the day…none of those things, really. We can’t guarantee them 100%.
We hope. We pray. We figure. We expect. We bank on certain things, people staying constant in our life. But there is that chance, it could change, just like that. And then, we are robbed of what we held so close, what or who we thought would always be.
Something in one’s world crumbles when we are robbed.
It’s a quiet reality we’d rather keep tucked way back in the furthest places of our memory department…that the things and people we count on can be taken away.
So then is there anything, anyone we can count on?
Let’s look at this cuppa java for a minute.
I adore lattes. Lol. I really do. Bring me one …specifically a Starbuck’s hazelnut latte..and with my name & handwritten message, I’ll probably adore you for the day too. 😉 But no, unfortunately I can’t bank on coffee either. (Boo!) But the heart in this cup represents something that will continue to beat today, and into eternity.
But, is this really true? If everything else can be destroyed, taken away…is this the one thing in this whole wide world of people and things that I can count on remaining? Can, will love be taken away too…
I read these phrases this morning:
love never fails.
love is the greatest.
I believe it is. I *want* to believe it is…and when I look at the evidence in my life, I see it is.
At the end of my life, I want to find myself not lost in the dirt and decaying but in a realm of perfect love. And throughout my time on earth, no matter the people, the things that may change drastically, I want…NEED…a constant grounding. I need, want love to always be.
When I read the definition of love as outlined in the book of 1 Corinthians 13…it’s beautiful, and I believe, divine.
No human can perfectly attain, though we (well, most of us) strive for love. We want it to shine through our lives. And ultimately, we crave love.
To anchor in this sphere and believe it will always be and trump any evil..this is a truth I can, will hold to. This love sphere is something I want my heart wrapped around.
As a child, I’ve clung on to love like crazy in times I was afraid and in the dark. Physically and emotionally. I believed love was there with me. And throughout every single heart ache and life shattering event, I’ve held onto this lifeline called love.
It’s something both tangible and mystic.
I look through the years of my existence, and see love’s footprints marked all down my journey.
In this series, I’m going to explore the definition of love….who or what it is, and how I’ve seen it in my life. The starter question is: WHAT or WHO can you count on in your life and say with certainty it will always be?
Do you believe in love?
What do you think love is?
Asking ourselves questions (about anything) can lead to clarity, resolution and grounding in life. So ask. Find what your heart and life is anchored into.
#myquest, #lovejourney, #whatonethingremains
Always believe. Always hope. Always, love remains. ❤