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ADVICE DAD NEVER GAVE YOU

Ralph Sorter

   Yesterday I knocked on your heart’s door and you let me in.  Today I knocked and you would not respond; the door was closed and locked.  I’m wondering why.

   Love is a puzzling thing, isn’t it?  Love invigorates, challenges, and yet it hurts us too.  When the door stays closed for a while, we wonder if it’s worth the risk.  Consider this:

   Love is patient, so I will be stay here at your heart’s door while you sort through your thoughts and emotions.  We all have bad days here and there, so I will wait…because I love you.

   Love does not act unbecomingly, so I won’t respond in kind when you throw your feelings like stones.  I will respond with kindness and will not provoke you…because I love you.

   When I’m wondering what I did that made you feel this way, I will not defensively list all the things you have done wrong, because love does not take into account a wrong suffered.   I will understandingly listen…because I love you.

   For whatever the reason you have chosen to close the door, I will wait here on the other side, giving you the space you need.  I will not callous my heart to seek it’s own…because I love you.

   When your love is cool towards me, yet I see you respond warmly to others, I will not be jealous, because that’s what loved does…and I love you.

   While you are listening on the other side of the door, I will bear through the silence…I will believe our love will carry us through…I will hope that you will soon return to me…and I will endure this season of coldness…because I love you.

   Is love worth the risk?  Pause for a moment and recall that the above one-way conversation was Jesus speaking to mankind.  You are the recipient of His love and He left behind letter to remind you of His love; it’s in 1 Corinthians 13.  You were worth it to Him while He waited for you to open the door.

A Message from HOPE’S

Marriage & Family Ministry

 

ADVICE DAD NEVER GAVE YOU

Ralph Sorter

   Yesterday I knocked on your heart’s door and you let me in.  Today I knocked and you would not respond; the door was closed and locked.  I’m wondering why.

   Love is a puzzling thing, isn’t it?  Love invigorates, challenges, and yet it hurts us too.  When the door stays closed for a while, we wonder if it’s worth the risk.  Consider this:

   Love is patient, so I will be stay here at your heart’s door while you sort through your thoughts and emotions.  We all have bad days here and there, so I will wait…because I love you.

   Love does not act unbecomingly, so I won’t respond in kind when you throw your feelings like stones.  I will respond with kindness and will not provoke you…because I love you.

   When I’m wondering what I did that made you feel this way, I will not defensively list all the things you have done wrong, because love does not take into account a wrong suffered.   I will understandingly listen…because I love you.

   For whatever the reason you have chosen to close the door, I will wait here on the other side, giving you the space you need.  I will not callous my heart to seek it’s own…because I love you.

   When your love is cool towards me, yet I see you respond warmly to others, I will not be jealous, because that’s what loved does…and I love you.

   While you are listening on the other side of the door, I will bear through the silence…I will believe our love will carry us through…I will hope that you will soon return to me…and I will endure this season of coldness…because I love you.

   Is love worth the risk?  Pause for a moment and recall that the above one-way conversation was Jesus speaking to mankind.  You are the recipient of His love and He left behind letter to remind you of His love; it’s in 1 Corinthians 13.  You were worth it to Him while He waited for you to open the door.

A Message from HOPE’S

Marriage & Family Ministry

 

ADVICE DAD NEVER GAVE YOU

Ralph Sorter

   Yesterday I knocked on your heart’s door and you let me in.  Today I knocked and you would not respond; the door was closed and locked.  I’m wondering why.

   Love is a puzzling thing, isn’t it?  Love invigorates, challenges, and yet it hurts us too.  When the door stays closed for a while, we wonder if it’s worth the risk.  Consider this:

   Love is patient, so I will be stay here at your heart’s door while you sort through your thoughts and emotions.  We all have bad days here and there, so I will wait…because I love you.

   Love does not act unbecomingly, so I won’t respond in kind when you throw your feelings like stones.  I will respond with kindness and will not provoke you…because I love you.

   When I’m wondering what I did that made you feel this way, I will not defensively list all the things you have done wrong, because love does not take into account a wrong suffered.   I will understandingly listen…because I love you.

   For whatever the reason you have chosen to close the door, I will wait here on the other side, giving you the space you need.  I will not callous my heart to seek it’s own…because I love you.

   When your love is cool towards me, yet I see you respond warmly to others, I will not be jealous, because that’s what loved does…and I love you.

   While you are listening on the other side of the door, I will bear through the silence…I will believe our love will carry us through…I will hope that you will soon return to me…and I will endure this season of coldness…because I love you.

   Is love worth the risk?  Pause for a moment and recall that the above one-way conversation was Jesus speaking to mankind.  You are the recipient of His love and He left behind letter to remind you of His love; it’s in 1 Corinthians 13.  You were worth it to Him while He waited for you to open the door.

A Message from HOPE’S

Marriage & Family Ministry

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