Expectations for Love

Our (or my own, at least) expectations for love can never be satisfied through anything that can be offered in this world.

The difficulties I’ve traversed month have taught me that not only money is illusive and unstable (see Matthew 6:19-21 below), but ANYTHING that we put our heart and soul into, the investments we pour into and the expectations and desires of love we seek from this world, is unstable.  These cannot be wholly and continuously satisfying and are easily destroyed. And they hurt us too, oftentimes pushing us deeper into despair, because of the imperfections of this world and of Murphy’s law.

Matthew 6:19-21 New International Version (NIV)

Treasures in Heaven
19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

I post this post to remind myself to ALWAYS put my love, expectations, and heart in Jesus.  Always on the cross.  The more I do this the more different I feel from this secular world and some of the people around me… but… this is the only way for me to live… it is the path of life amidst all other roads leading to destruction.  So  I must keep on.  Jesus… I don’t have anything… I don’ t have anything… I don’t have anything… if I don’t have you.  Just You.

About R. Lin

依靠主8年。感謝主給我們好老師和好教材,欲將在北美聽到的講道以及課文翻譯成中文與更多朋友分享。提姆凱勒有一句極有趣的話:文是為福音所造。"The ultimate purpose of language is the Gospel." - Tim Keller 福音美兮,願我在這裡的拙文能同大家享受也分享上帝的福音。 現職建築工程業界,禱告順服給上帝使用。 C.S. Lewis Institute Fellow (Chicago Chapter) 魯益師研究院 同仁 Registered Translator in British Columbia (Chinese to English); Translator and interpreter of English to Chinese literature Enthusiast of Christian apologetics, art, culture, history, literature, religion, science, philosophy, design, music, and thoughtful living.
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