Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Love Like I'm Not Scared

Summer is almost over.  I can't believe how fast it has flown by.  In just two weeks, I will be starting school again.

While I very much looked forward to this summer (who doesn't?!), I very much dreaded it's end.  I knew that this summer would be very special and very tough.  I knew I would meet people and go places that I would love and have to let go.  And I was scared.  I almost wished that I could not let my heart love because I knew that these dear people would be leaving.  But I knew I could not do that.  

So I chose to love.  I chose to love my Mexico team, to love the Mexican children I served, to keep loving my friends even though much too soon they would leave to begin college. 

This summer I heard a song by for KING & COUNTRY that encouraged me to love like Jesus even when I knew that the people would not be in my life forever.  It's called "Fix My Eyes," and the chorus goes like this....

I'd love like I'm not scared
Give when it's not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
Stand tall but above it all
Fix my eyes on you

Love like I'm not scared.

This summer I chose to love like I'm scared, and I don't regret it!  Because I did, I was able to experience love that goes beyond borders and barriers and distance.  I was reminded of how great God's love is for us and how He'll never stop loving us no matter how far away we may run.

1 Corinthians 13:8a 
"Love never fails."


  1. So true!! What a good reminder. Thanks!!

  2. Amen. Love this and needed it! I love that song and it is such a beautiful reminder!

    1. I am glad it was an encouragement, Abigail! I agree - love that song!