Love is patient, kind. And the computer is sick.

by Craig on August 6, 2012

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My computer has bad things going on in its brain.
And all the stuff I planned on writing is there…hope I get it back.

But…

I know one thing that’s proverbial cake for me to write about.

Love

So here we go……

I have a short attention span.
I blame it on Sesame Street.

And the internets doesn’t help much either.

I’m like a bee…

first this flower…
then the next one…
always looking around…
always looking for better…

never being content.

But it’s not this way with Corinthians Love, real love, God’s love.

Love doesn’t give up one flower so easily for the next.

It doesn’t always look for better.
It doesn’t have to lose what it has…
in order to know what it’s lost.

Love appreciates what it possesses. right. now.

Love is Patient…neither subject to capricious whim nor fancy.

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And…

if you’re a little lost, find someone who knows God’s love, and let them bring you back home. Go to Our Lord of course, but as much as I believe that the God of the universe really does exist, and really does love us…me…and you…I believe that he really hearts working through his children.

He loves it when we love one another.

So, somewhere out there…
is someone specifically designed…
to help you find the way home…
maybe more than one someone.

And if you’re not lost, but you know someone who is…
be love for them today, help them find the way home?

I lived most of my Christian life belonging only to God – and not to all the other believers.

MISTAKE.

If I belong to him, I belong to the rest of us who believe – we all do.

So if you know someone who needs this kind of love…
find them, and love them, even if they don’t appreciate it…
because even though they bite and scratch and claw…

your Creator and Sustainer and Redeemer…He appreciates it.

And again, if you need some finding yourself, find someone who loves, because…

Love is kind…the great restorer of what is lost and needed…

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no matter what’s missing…

confidence…happiness…strength…identity…heart and soul.

Love brings back what has been lost.

And there’s more.

I’m gonna like this…

writing just. about. 1 Corinthians 13 Love.

Oh, and pray for my computer….

and please come back.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

A. August 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Oh, Craig, what a beautiful, beautiful post! And what a difficult assignment in some ways!

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Craig August 7, 2012 at 2:20 am

oooops – and I forgot the pictures – busy day for me – and love is easy – SOOOOOOOOOOOO easy to write about. Easy to write – not so easy to do. God bless you A.

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Katie August 6, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Oh yes this is the way of love…… loving others, connecting through Christ’s love and sharing His love with others. I agree with A it is a difficult assignment sometimes, but easy in other ways.

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Craig August 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

mmmm Katie, easy to write about, challenging but totally awesome to do – God bless you mu friend!!

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Caddo Veil August 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I really really like this, Craig, “Love brings back what has been lost”. That is very very meaningful to me today. Thanks, and God bless you Big (and God, heal the computer!)–love, sis Caddo

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Craig August 8, 2012 at 10:17 am

thank you, Caddo, with my brain not exactly pieced back together yet, and with my computer still gone, it’s easiest for me to go back to writing what I know absolutely best. I was only a Christian a few years old when our Lord taught me that knowing the faith, and doing love, or so important. That’s why I’ve got the two blogs – one about knowing the faith – one about doing love. It’s easy for me to write about love. Even now while struggling so hard still to be in the “here and now” – it’s easy. And I hope God does heal my computer – or at least the computer tech guys can do it. So feel free to pray for the broken computer, and the still broken me. :-) God bless and keep you my friend.

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Lisa Maria August 8, 2012 at 7:41 am

Hello Craig
I’ve been ‘down a rabbit hole’ myself (it was difficult to read of your struggles but the stories from the bar was intriguing) and now struggling to process everything and catch up with friends. This is such a beautiful post on love. “Love brings back what has been lost”…how I truly believe that! Thank you for this reminder.

As for the computer…I do hope that you have everything restored to you, but seeing that I do believe there is a purpose for all things,(and trust me its hard to accept sometimes) perhaps He wants you to do something different and if you listen carefully you’ll find out what that is.

Look forward to reading more on your 1 Corinthians 13 meditation.

Take care and God bless!

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Craig August 8, 2012 at 10:27 am

Lisa Maria, good to see you. Thank you for catching up on what’s been going on with me – and these posts I’m writing, there are still written by someone who is a little bit “down the rabbit hole”. There isn’t much the doctors can do, nor the psychiatrists, nor psychologists. I just need to muddle on through – I can talk to people and it might make the journey easier, but honestly the money is not there for any long, drawn out process. And that’s all they can do for me – is talk. It’s just step-by-step – our Lord needs to continue finding me, and I do have people close to me, and I need to let my pride drop long enough to allow them to help. It’s one thing to admit being down “the rabbit hole” to a psychologist or two a friend here online – I’m so used to being transparent here – but pride rears up in real life and you don’t want to admit all the weakness. It’s funny how that happens. If you’ve written about your rabbit hole, come back and give me a link, if not, I’ll just pray for general rabbit hole-ishness. And about doing a new thing – this is what I need to do – with never getting enough sleep – and with the brain all too regularly taking a short vacations – writing is the thing I can do – it’s the thing where you can make 1000 mistakes – but as long as you make 1001 edits, everything comes out perfect. So one way or another, writing is the way for me – and I need to make an income from it as well – it really is the only way to make an income whether I’m “down the rabbit hole” or just in my regular normal every day, thorn in my side, sleep deprived state. Thank you Lisa Maria, and God bless you and keep you!

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Lisa Maria August 8, 2012 at 5:55 pm

You’re right…its somehow easier to be transparent here isn’t it? I put on a brave face for everyone else and act like I’ve got it all together…get the children to answer the phone when I don’t feel like talking etc. AS for my rabbit hole…well it was more like being swept up in a tornado..I’m still reeling actually and yes I did write about it. Writing is kind of therapeutic for me too. Being able to have friends who pray for me is like the icing on the cake really. That’s what is really so wonderful about being part of community…the outpouring of love and prayers….its amazing! So, its a long story but it starts here http://shinebrightlyforjesus.blogspot.com/2012/08/another-seasonlessons-from-valley.html There are two other parts that follow…I haven’t written this much in ages, but the more I write is the more I seem to have a deeper understanding and acceptance of everything.

Thanks for the prayers, you’rein mine as well. Take care.

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Craig August 10, 2012 at 10:34 am

and I’m not sure which you’re going to get first Lisa Maria, this response to your comment, or my comment on your blog – whichever one comes first – know that my prayer for you is heartfelt. We all have our stuff – everybody’s broken – everything is broken – nothing works right – it makes me angry – it makes me sad – just know that I have prayed – thank you for being here – I’m still piecing back together this broken little brain of mine. Thank you for sharing with me. God bless and keep you Lisa Maria.

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Tracie August 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Love brings back what has been lost.
Love appreciates what it possesses. right. now.

I like those insights into love so much. This is the love I need to spend more time focusing on.

Hope you computer feels better!

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Craig August 10, 2012 at 10:37 am

apparently the computer is easier to fix that I am – it’s ready to be picked up. And I guess this is one of the things Jesus was about, isn’t it – bringing back what was lost – I didn’t see that as I wrote the post – I see it now in your comment – I guess too, this is why a post is never really done until you get a chance to respond to the comments. Thank you for helping me understand this little piece of love a little better. And again, thank you for being here – I’ll be by as son as this brain pulls itself together a little bit better. God bless and keep you, Tracie.

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