Love must be sincere.

Over the past couple days, I have been able hang out with my parents.  I have really enjoyed spending time with them and I look forward to see the rest of my family over the holidays.  I have been able to see sincere love in action, up close. 

My mom has been pretty sick for the last couple weeks and she has been very slow to recover.  But dad has been there to care and nuture her.  He has been a great example to me about what a loving, caring husband looks like.

It has been in last couple years when I have begun to understand what it means to have sincere love.  I think for a while I have had a "have to do it" love or a love based on what I thought I should do.  While much of our actions could be rooted in those kind of thoughts,  love rooted only in what you think you should do will never last.

The love that God has showed us is a sincere love based on a desire to actually serve that individual or put their needs in front of your own desires.  From what I have seem, this love can only origionate outside this life, in something or someone greater then who we are.  In my life, this love has been easy to see since we have had our first child.  It is true there is nothing I wouldn't do for him.  What a great priveledge to be called sons and daughters of God.  It is true, there isn't anything he won't do for us.

enjoy the picture of us.

we covet your prayers for my mom…

jason and sarah in the leaves