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Loving your Spouse

1-DSC05820Lantana is my husband’s favorite flower. Every year when I ask him what I should plant, he says, “Like lantana.” I know that I must plant them out front and up back, so that he can see them from the deck.

Lantana change color. At one time they look all one color or bi-color but over the season the color of the blooms change. I am sure there is botanical reason for that, but really I don’t care¬† what it is.

I like lantana but even if I didn’t, I’d plant them because Bruce wants them in our garden. Similar to our desire to please God, we should want to please our spouse.

Reflection: Are you willing to go out of your way to please your spouse just because he or she is the love of your life?

Copyright: Carolyn A. Roth, 1/14


Overwhelming Love

Probably yellow is my favorite flower color, it seems so bright and cheerful. God may have a favorite flower color, e.g., red, purple, orange; but He does not have a favorite people color.¬† Individuals of all colors, nationalities, gender, age, etc. are equal in God’s sight. God loves each of us more than anyone else in the world loves us. Constantly, I think about the magnitude of my husband’s love for me and am overwhelmed to ponder that Bruce’s love is only a fraction of how much God loves me.

Christ said, “a new commandment I give to you; love one another as I have loved you.” That love has nothing to do with our worth, beauty, color, position, etc. etc.

Spend some time thinking about just how much Christ must love you.

The picture is of an Iris.