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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Unexpected and Inconvenient

Hallmark channel is playing Christmas movies 24/7 right now.  Though most of them are a bit sappy and very predictable, they are wholesome and good, and it's kind of fun to watch them and get myself ready for the upcoming holiday season.  While watching one of the movies this week, I heard a line that grabbed me because it's really true.  In the movie, "The Christmas Ornament" the leading guy said,

"Love isn't a bus or a train that runs on a schedule;  
it's unexpected and inconvenient."

I thought how true it is that God's love is "inconvenient and unexpected".  By unexpected, I mean that I can't understand why He would love me.  Dying on a cross is the most inconvenient act one could do for another.  John 15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

God's love is the standard for how we are to love others.  So, what would it look like if we loved our husband in an unexpected and inconvenient way?

How would we respond to an unkind word or deed if we loved that person unexpectedly and inconveniently?

What unexpected and inconvenient gesture would we do for our children?  For a work associate ?  Our neighbor?  Someone who is unsaved?

Could I challenge you to let the words, Unexpected and  Inconvenient run through your mind today?  If you love others like this, you will be loving the way God loves you, and that is bound to change someone's day because it will point them to your God!

With love,


Alli said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Good post!

M said...

I watched the "Christmas Ornament" also. Yes, they are good, wholesome entertainment. Isn't the main character (girl) the same one that played in the movie "Christy" and all the follow-ups? I enjoyed it. That was a good analogy for the unexpected, and undeserved love the Lord has for us.

Denise said...

Thanks, Als.

Yes, Mom, the actress is Kellie Martin from Christy. I recognized her smile. It's kind of strange to see her grown up! I guess it happens to us all, huh? =)