Love Is Like Stepping on Broken Glass
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A wise man once wrote
“If I have prophetic powers and understand all mysteries
and have all knowledge ……… but have not loved
I AM NOTHING!!!” 1

that’s a powerful warning to some
and a perfect description of others
A perfect description of how many of us feel
when we don’t have love

We feel like nothing
It’s why some become stuck to their bed
It’s why so many tears are shed
It’s why some get into a depressed mode
It’s why others go crazy on the Rocky Road

That’s the problem with love
It STEALS your heart
with promises almost too good to be true,
and then you discover, you are exactly right2
you were on cloud nine
This love thing almost felt divine
but now you’re hurt
thinking the most dangerous place on earth
is neither Kabul nor Baghdad
it’s actually to be in love

you begin to wonder
How is it that the same thing
that can make your life rhapsody,
can leave you gutted, like a dead fish
wrapped in day old newspaper?3
Honestly Love doesn’t do that
or REAL LOVE SHOULDN’T do that!

In our search for Love
we find wrongs things
We find wrong people
Or we mistake Love for other things
ROMANCE
INFATUATION
…….
even ABUSE
because they aren’t the love we’ve been searching for

They leave us thinking love is a LIE
Leave us walking around in T-shirts that Scream
LOVE BITES!
LOVE SUCKS!
We are now more guarded than ever before
or some simply shut the door
to the idea that love is REAL
because of all the hurt we’ve had to feel

I believe the love we are searching for is REAL
and it looks like this:
“Love is patient and kind
Love doesn’t envy or boast
It is not arrogant and rude.
it does not insist on its own way;
It is not irritable or resentful;
but rejoices in Truth.
Love bears all things,
believes all things”4

I think this is the love
we are searching for
I don’t think its just a feeling
or a passing moment in time
I think its DIVINE
but it ain’t a four letter word
it’s a three letter word
GOD is LOVE5
What if that LOVE you have always been searching for
That LOVE you were hoping would change you life
was actually GOD?

What if your craving for LOVE
was really a need to be in relationship
with your CREATOR?
And what if GOD wanted a relationship with you?
What if HE was the one to satisfy your craving?
Would you embrace HIM or continue to walk UNSATISFIED?

(1) A follower of Jesus, Paul travelled and wrote to many of the new churches. He wrote to the church in Corinth in the book 1 Corinthians and in this passage ( chapter 13 verses 1 to 3) He explains to them that their skills or talents mean nothing without a true understanding of the love of God. (2) Erwin McManus “Love is like Stepping on Broken Glass” a chapter from his book Soul Cravings: An Exploration of the Human Spirit (3) Ibid. (4) A follower of Jesus, Paul travelled and wrote to many of the new churches. He wrote to the church in Corinth in the book 1 Corinthians and in this passage ( chapter 13 verses 4 to 7 ) He describes for them what true love looks like. (5) Erwin McManus “Love is like Stepping on Broken Glass” a chapter from his book Soul Cravings: An Exploration of the Human Spirit 

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  1. Eric David Nielsen

    Thanks for these words Desmond on the love we all want, the love that won’t leave us emptier than we were before.

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