Hi. My name is Lindi Peterson and one thing you should know about me is I love the idea of love. My husband gave me a birthday card a couple of years ago and on the front, in big letters it said:
I LOVE OUR LOVE
And I loved that card. (And my hubby, of course!)
I get all starry-eyed and goose pimply at stories of people finding love. I think it’s one of the most rounded actions we can do. Because love isn’t an emotion-it’s an action. It’s something you do. Sometimes it’s something you do when you don’t want to. But that’s another story for another post.
Beth Moore has a 4 part DVD series titled Loving Well. She says in there that when we know we are loved well, we can love well. And I agree. By knowing that Jesus loves us and modeling that love, we can love with a depth that can’t come from anyplace we can draw from. It comes from the Lord.
It’s my fascination with The Great Love Story that I write love stories myself. The message that the love that Jesus has for us is ours is amazing. There are so many aspects to His love countless stories have been and will continue to be written around the subject of love.
I asked my soon-to-be- daughter-in-law how my son first asked her out. I settled my mind for a heartwarming story about how they met and that first date. She looked at me and said, “Well, I was sitting in my apartment and I got a text and it was from Alex. It said: Lunch?”
I smiled. “That’s it?” I asked? That’s all it get?
Okay, so my son’s not a romantic but…..
Love comes in all sizes, shapes, forms and texts apparently. This love we know from Jesus serves us to love our family and friends and whoever else comes into our lives for certain reasons.
The title of Casey’s blog is so appropriate-The Audience of One. When that One is the center of our lives, when all we do, say, and think centers around Jesus, our lives can’t help but be an extension of who He is and what He has in store for us. And He certainly loves us.
There are so many great love stories—I’d love to hear some of your favorites.
Casey here again: I had the chance to read Lindi's debut novel, A Great Catch a month or so ago and so enjoyed this sweet novel! I would love to pass it on to one of my commenters today, answering Lindi's question above. I'll announce the winner on Friday. :-))