A LOVE STORY
One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise.
Ah the beauty of God's creation is beyond description. As I
watched, I praised God for His beautiful work. As I sat
there, I felt the Lord's presence with me.
He asked me, "Do you love me?"
I answered, "Of course, God! You are my Lord and
Then He asked, "If you were physically handicapped,
would you still love me?"
I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the
rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn't be able to do,
the things that I took for granted.
And I answered, "It would be tough Lord, but I would
still love You."
Then the Lord said, "If you were blind, would you still love
How could I love something without being able to see it?
Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of them
still loved God and His creation.
So I answered, "It's hard to think of it, but I would
still love you."
The Lord then asked me, "If you were deaf, would you
still listen to my word?"
How could I listen to anything being deaf? Then I
understood. Listening to God's Word is not merely using our ears,
but our Hearts. I answered, "It would be tough, but I
would still listen to Your word."
The Lord then asked, "If you were mute, would you
still praise My Name?"
How could I praise without a voice? Then it occurred
to me: God wants us to sing from our very Heart and soul. It never
matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a
song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words of
thanks. So I answered, "Though I could not physically
sing, I would still praise Your Name."
And the Lord asked, "Do you really love Me?"
With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly,
" Yes Lord! I love You because You are the one and true
God!" I thought I had answered well, but...
God asked, "THEN WHY DO YOU SIN?"
I answered, "Because I am only human. I am not
"THEN WHY IN TIMES OF PEACE DO YOU STRAY THE FURTHEST?
WHY ONLY IN TIMES OF TROUBLE DO YOU PRAY THE EARNEST?"
No answers. Only tears.
The Lord continued: "Why only sing at fellowships and
retreats? Why seek Me only in times of worship? Why ask things so
selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully?"
The tears continued to roll down my cheeks.
"Why are you ashamed of Me? Why are you not spreading
the good news? Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I
shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to
serve in My Name?"
I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.
"You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw
this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you
continue to turn away. I have revealed My Word to you, but you do not
gain in knowledge. I have spoken to you but your ears were closed. I
have shown My blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I
have sent you servants, but you sat idly by as they were pushed away.
I have Heard your prayers and I have answered them all."
"DO YOU TRULY LOVE ME ?"
I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond
belief. I had no excuse. What could I say to this? When my
Heart had cried out and
the tears had flowed, I said, "Please, forgive me Lord. I am
unworthy to be Your child."
The Lord answered, "That is My Grace, My Child."
I asked, "Then why do you continue to forgive me?
Why do You love me so?"
The Lord answered, "Because you are My Creation. You
are my Child. I will never abandon you. When you cry, I will have
compassion and cry with you. When you shout with joy, I will laugh with
you. When you are down, I will encourage you. When you fall, I will
raise you up. When you are tired, I will carry you. I will be with you
till the end of days, and I will love you forever."
Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so
cold? How could I have hurt God as I had done? I asked God,
"How much do You love me?"
The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced
hands. I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Savior. And
for the first time, I truly prayed.