Love this Christian song, “We bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord.” Believe me—reading the words are far more enjoyable than listening to me sing them.
Having a puppy in the house again after so many years reminds me of having a baby: the same lack of sleep, the same getting up incredibly early, potty training, picking up after, vigilant for potential dangers inside and out. It’s exhausting.
It’s also fun. While our rough collie puppy Savannah has brought an increased workload into the house, she has also brought increased joy and laughter. Love is worth the sacrifice—and love always demands sacrifice.
Media in the physical world likes to portray love free from danger, sacrifice, and commitment. “Free” love doesn’t exist.
The greatest love story of all time epitomizes the foundation of love, a foundation that never shifts regardless of how society shoves and beats against it in an effort to bully it into their agenda.
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for friends.” Jesus. (John 15:13)
Love is beautiful. Everyone needs love. Everyone wants love. Not everyone is willing to sacrifice for love.