Friday, November 9, 2012

Love Until it Hurts

"To be true, love has to hurt…Jesus said, 'Love one another as I have loved you.' He loved until it hurt." -Mother Teresa

Love is not easy. Ask anyone who has been married. Love is not easy. We will hurt each other. But despite being hurt, we must continue to love.

Ahad has not shown up for English lessons for five days. At first he said he had a cold, but then he said he was fine and was sorry he didn't come. No explanation. I know what he's doing. All his life he has been abandoned by people closest to him, family and friends, people who should have stuck by him and cared for him. Instead, those people left or betrayed him. Now he's seeing me leaving as another abandonment, and he's staying away, building up his hard emotional exoskeleton so when I leave it will not hurt as bad.

We will always hurt each other, but God is a God of love. He is love. He will never leave us or abandon us, even when the people around us do (Heb 13:5).

Ahad hasn't answered my calls this morning.

Jesus, open Ahad's heart to love. Pierce through his emotional armor to bring Your love to his heart. 

1 comment:

  1. I've had something similar happen. I had someone telling me they loved me and then just stopped picking up the phone one day. I think it was a percieved wrong or just taking bad advice from outsiders. The worst thing was when they had another dude call me to tell me it was over, they didn't even do it themselves. It's hard to love people when it's unrequited. Romans 5:6-8 is a great passage of God's love for us when we were/are still so unworthy of it.