Isn’t love a lot like this?
and shoved right in your face
with dirt under the nails.
But oh the sweet fragrance
of love’s beauty offered
from a child’s giving heart.
Love need not come in a box of chocolates wrapped in white, nor a bouquet of fancy red flowers tied with a sheer golden ribbon. Nope. Real love, the gotcha by the heart & bend ya at the knees variety doesn’t look that way. God’s Son didn’t look that way. Looking through His eyes, Jesus saw all of it. The blur, the shoving, even the dirt. He didn’t turn away wanting something more.
He embraced it all.
Then, He gave it all.
Eyes did blur, but hearts were made to see. Up there on that cross.
Shoved right in their faces. For their sins, for our sins, He lovingly traded places.
Dirt was under the nails. And on the nails, as the huge hammers pounded them through His flesh, splintering into the wood.
Just smell the sweet fragrance of real love’s beauty. Some got a whiff at the cross, others at the empty tomb, but you and me, we get it wherever we are, right from a Child’s giving heart.
as Jesus said in Matthew 18:3-5
“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted
and become as little children,
you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.
Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever receives one little child like this in My name
help me to look
and to love Your way.
Each and every day
help me to see through Your eyes
and love from Your heart.
A Child’s heart.