August 18, 2012

Embracing Love

You know what I think? College has made me into a more outgoing person. There is evidence of it everywhere! I saw one of my friends outside my dorm a couple of days ago, and I literally ran to her to give her a hug. Well, there were two guys I ran past in order to get to her. I had never seen them before and didn't have any affiliation with them. As they walked by my friend and I amidst our laughs and exclamations, one said to his friend, "Man, I could use a hug too." Obviously, I overheard, and in a brave moment, I turned to them and asked if they needed a hug and that I could totally give them one. Well, it took them a second, but they both turned around and were like "Yeah!" Haha, so they both gave me a hug and went on their way...

I was looking back on that moment and realized something. In that moment that I was so brave, I was happy. I was filled with just pure joy after greeting a really good friend. I have my random moments out of character, but I needed that moment to realize that I've changed - in a good way. I mean, before I never would have done that. The moment was still all me, but the happiness propagated my intention to give two random guys a hug because one said he needed one. I don't know what they thought, probably that I was crazy, but I guess I will never know. That's fine by me. I don't regret it one bit. Who knows, maybe he really did need a hug, and a random girl on the TCU campus gave him one. There's a story for him.

That's how we should react to God's love for us. We are his messengers of love. We are the ones who help show and bring his love to people on earth. What if we were so filled with that message that we couldn't help but just share it? With anyone - a stranger, a friend, a younger person. It was all a reaction on my part. It was a moment of bravery where my logic did not kick in (for once in my life). We should always be looking for people to share that stuff with. I wish I did it more. Maybe that's something I can work on this year. I need to work on sharing the greatest love anywhere. Anyone need a hug? :)

"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
John 13:34-35

1 comment:

  1. Morgan, thank you so much for sharing! This particular post really connected with my heart. We are called to love. That applies to every situation, even when we feel like an outsider might be startled. Thank you for being so open! You are so genuine in your writing.


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