Love In Action

So often we show love just through our words.  But it's our actions that have the most power. 

Think about it. 

When you are going through something hard, what touches you deeper?  A friend who says she's thinking about you and asks if she can help.  Or a friend who shows up with flowers and a coffee, or a meal. 

Even if they don't say a word, that friend who showed loved through action, usually has the deepest impact.  

I remember during a particularly busy time - new kid, husband traveling, new company, and just chaos, I was telling a friend I didn't know how I was going to get all my yard work done before the snow fall.  Doesn't seem like a big issue but in the moment of struggle it was.  Then one day I come home to see that friend and her children blowing leaves out of my rock and raking them all up.  I'll never forget that simple, self-less act of love.  

Or the time I had sickness in my house for weeks on end and a friend dropped off a starbucks and soup and left!  It's these moments that can make icky days, add a glimmer of light.

I'm so very blessed to be loved by many and so thankful for those moments above.  Can you imagine what love in action would feel like for those who don't know what it feels like to be loved? Or to those who don't know the love of our Savior?

We pray that as Christians, we can be those moments of love.  That we are more than just words.  That we are people of action.  Ready to love this world.  Whether a friend, family, neighbor or stranger.  There is a reason that we often hear, Actions speak louder than words... because they truly do.