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    • Virginia on 01/17/2014 at 2:12 pm
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    Oh, Pam, how beautiful this post is. You see so much that others pass by. Like the spinning leaf….. It was so good to see you again.

    1. It was so good to see you too, Virginia! And that we got to share this moment together. :)

  1. Love hopes for the best, and Love loves to Love. This Love is faithful, and faith-filled. It indeed does express a boldness, a boldness that others see. This beautiful story has a Ruth like fragrance to it.

    “In the middle of the night, something surprised Boaz and woke him up. He turned and found a woman lying there at his feet.

    “Who are you?” he asked.

    “I’m Ruth,” she said. “You are my family protector. So take good care of me by making me your wife.”

    “Dear woman, may the LORD bless you,” he replied. “You are showing even more kindness now than you did earlier. You didn’t run after the younger men, whether they were rich or poor. Dear woman, don’t be afraid. I’ll do for you everything you ask. All of the people of my town know that you are a noble woman.”

    ~ The story of Ruth

    1. Thank you for this, Jim. There is indeed a beautiful parallel in the story of Ruth. :)

  2. Hi Pam, This is indeed very good!! Thanks for having ‘Listening ears,” especially for the rest of us who might have let the “Moment” pass. Love, C.

    1. I so appreciate your comment, Carleen. In more ways than one you gave birth to this moment :)

  3. Pamela,

    I love this post. To delight in a proactive love that we assume is already in another changes the nature of the relationship completely. So beautiful! Thank you for faithfully writing what you ‘see’!

    1. It sure does! Too often we go about our relationships with each other, as we do with Christ – assuming rejection. This is unbelief. The love of Jesus can be explicitly trusted, and that includes the love He has put in our hearts for each other. And I am so appreciative of the love He has put in your heart for me :)

  4. Pamela,
    As He Is: perfect Love. Love is bold, no doubt!

    1. I like that, Kat. :)

  5. Dear Pamela
    This post has meant more to me than you will ever know. As I was reading about people’s goals and “one”word for 2014, I felt quite small and on the sidelines with chronic illness that keeps me housebound and often lying down for a great time of the day. But then I thought I can just love Jesus and be with Him and honor Him by never complaining about the road He has chosen for me! So often we can chase dreams and goals and totally miss the greatest One of all.
    Blessings XX

    1. Dear Mia, I appreciate your comment so much. What you said is so true. I’m reminded of: “And now abideth faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love.”

      I know for a fact that so many are blessed by your journey, as they watch your faith being tried, and catch the life-giving fragrance of your unfailing love and trust in Christ through it all. I know, because I am one of them :)

    • Marsela Sava on 01/18/2014 at 9:43 pm
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    Beautiful story Pamela!

    This reminds me of Paul’s prayer at the end of his life… ” oh that I may know Him…” To know The Lord more, is to love Him more. And Love is inexhaustible, for Love is an eternal, endless Person. There is no end to Love, therefore there is no end to the pursue. And oh to know the depths, the heights, the widths and the breadths of it. Deep calls unto more deep. There is a song by Celine Dion that I recently listen, called, “Didn’t know love” some of the words really resonated with my heart. It says ” in the past I’d settle for a touch, I told myself it’d be enough, but I was lying, because I did’t know love…
    How true that is, we don’t really know the power of this Love, and how far it can take us. The Lord asked Peter three times: do you love me? Then after that conversation He said: “Peter, when you were young, you went and did as you wished, but the day will come Peter, when you will be so captured by Love that you will go where you wished not.
    And they were stoned, sawn in two, they were thrown to beasts, they were shipwrecked, humiliated, afflicted, tortured and loved not their life even unto death. Oh the power of that love that first loved us, it “messes you up” it “messed up” Jesus didn’t it? But is beautiful and worth it, the only thing that there really is, no Love, no Life. It is the thing that will remain.

  6. Love this response Marsela!

    • Marsela Sava on 01/19/2014 at 9:15 am
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    Brother Jim,

    This Love in you, always encourages and uplifts others, is alive and rich.
    Bless you brother! Love you!

  7. Love and new life flows from the heart of listening ears. There is so much joy shared through the one who surrenders the cares of the world in exchange for a revelation of Love. You are a mighty revelator of love, Pam, way beyond the mere knowledge of it! You have tasted and seen it! Thank you for sharing your personal visits!

  8. So much beauty in the post, in Jamal’s post & also in the comments. His unlimited, guaranteed love for us is unfathomable. May we each rest in it & share it as it multiplies in & thru us. Processing this great love brings us to new heights. Ever elevating. Ever increasing. So exhilarating. Great, great stuff to be unpacked here!

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