Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Freshness of First Love

The soft winds draw us and the fragrance of new blossoms gently beckon us to come. To leave the hurried pace of life - to just come, and to just be. Who we were made to be. To live without stress in these complicated days. To be drawn to rest. To be loved.

"For God so loved the world ... "
(from John 3:16)

Were we created for this? For this Love? This Love that Mary had discovered?

"There is only one thing worth being concerned about.
Mary has discovered it,
and it will not be taken away from her."
(Luke 10:42)

How do we find ourselves off course so easily and so often? Pulled away from First Love. Focusing instead on the "doing". For when we focus on the "being" and on the "loving", the "doing" will be the fruit. Fruit that naturally ripens to bless those around us. Spreading the fragrance of First Love; drawing others to this Love.

"The chief end of man
is to glorify God
by enjoying Him forever."
(John Piper, Desiring God)

(I'm in the midst of several series of posts already, but am being drawn to begin another. Longing to live and grow in First Love. Each week I'll be listening and following - posting in whichever series God prompts me to write on. From whatever He is teaching me ... )

Linking up with:
Thought Provoking Thursday
Faith Filled Friday
The Weekend Brew


  1. Oh what a glorious photo! This is my favorite of blossom trees, and you caught it beautifully with the close up of the blossom and the distance of the whole trees. Mmmm... lovely! Love your theme of first love too... ~ Pam, apples of gold

    1. Thanks for your visit, Pam! And yes, the springtime blossoms are so beautiful! I cannot get enough of them.