This video portrays the love which Christ showed us sinners. Parts of it are hard to look at, but it answers the question: What is Love?
I’ve been finishing up my next Love Inspired Historical, Their Frontier Family, which will debut this November. My heroine Sunny is a single mother who has just left the life of prostitution. She has become a baby Christian and married a man who is essentially a stranger to her. She does all these things for the sake of her baby Dawn. She wants to save Dawn from being born into the saloon life as she was. This is love. Sunny is willing to do anything to save her child. But she can’t understand how God could wipe away her sins. She can’t wipe away the nights above the saloon from her memory. How can he?
I think that love springs from God’s forgiveness and from realizing we have no right to expect or can ever deserve that love. If we keep that in mind, I think we will love others better. I think that might be why forgiveness is not stated as one of the fruits of the spirit because the two are intertwined.
What do you think? Is it possible to love and not forgive? Do the two go together? Have you ever struggled to forgive someone?–Lyn