Expressions of love live on. The impact of love is powerful and seldom forgotten by the one touched by sincere acts of kindness. Equally valued are those acts of love discovered as sweet surprises many years later.
Our daughter and her family reside in our former house where we had lived for 33 years. Because of their strong walk with the Lord, they chose to leave a plaque we had screwed in to our entry door that reads: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Tightly screwed into the door, this plaque has remained intact for more than 30 years.
Just recently our daughter Bethany discovered something edging its way from the underside of the plaque. It was a small piece of paper. Gently removing it, she opened the very weathered note and read: “I love you, Sybil.”
Sybil now is Home with her Lord, so this note had to have been left by our dear friend many, many years ago when she had unexpectedly dropped by our house. In our absence, she left us this endearing gesture of love. There was no date on the note, but its content of love is timeless.
This not only blessed us but it blessed our daughter as a ‘kiss from God.’ Love lives on. Its mark soothes, heals, encourages; it never fails…even if it’s discovered many years later.
“Love never fails…” [I Corinthians 13:8a]