proofs of love...

"It isn't enough to love; we must prove it."
{st. therese of lisieux}

that was my quote of the day. which was interesting because i had just read about st. therese of lisieux in my book club selection for last month, the happiness project by gretchen rubin.

so yesterday i decided to prove love to some people...

but i guess i was only copying someone who already proved His love for me...

romans 5:8 
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: 
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

and that word “demonstrates” in the greek means “proves” as well 

1) to place together, to set in the same place,to bring or band together

    1a) to stand with (or near)

2) to set one with another

    2a) by way of presenting or introducing him 

3) to put together by way of composition or combination, to teach by combining and comparing

    3a) to show, prove, establish, exhibit

4) to put together, unite parts into one whole

    4a) to be composed of, consist

i love expanding my knowledge of that verse into the idea that God places His own love next to our sinfulness. that is the way He presents or introduces Himself to us, through loving us despite who we are. and that puts us together with Him into one whole. 

love is proved. not just spoken. not just felt. love is in the proof.


We love because He first loved us. 
1 john 4:19

what are you going to do today to prove love to someone?

cards for friends...

cards for friends...

slow cooked spaghetti sauce for maxx...

slow cooked spaghetti sauce for maxx...

flowers for rosalea

flowers for rosalea

flowers for millie...

flowers for millie...

pumpkin cream cheese muffins...

pumpkin cream cheese muffins...

and for ME, adam brought home creme brûlée from the restaurant where he had a business dinner...

and for ME, adam brought home creme brûlée from the restaurant where he had a business dinner...