It’s 3:00 am. Normally, this would be a time I could be in my third dream.
Probably waking up to go wee, or busy fumbling in the dark for a duvet – because my hubby has a propensity of pulling it all to himself after 12 midnight.
But here I am. Just from nightfeeding of our baby and my hubby is in the kitchen making me a “thermos of sour porridge!”
Total turn around from the normal, and we had to get accustomed to the new norm, “baby life”.
A bundle of joy yet has shifted our routine from one extreme to another. What a sacrifice!
We cannot complain, for God knows how we travailed in prayer as we waited through three long agonizing miscarriages, slander and little or no support from them we thought would anchor us.
God reminded us a lesson or two. Relying on man is vain. Trust in the Lord.
But that’s for another day, let talk about love and sacrifice.
I am yet to see a business thrive without investing time and money as its resources.
Am yet to see a man fold his pretty hands and expect to eat well at the end of the day.
It’s not possible and so is love.
Love requires sacrifice and if you are not ready to let go of some of your ways, laying it all down for the other person, then please don’t waste peoples’ time.
Love isn’t staring at her cleavage across the table while she fiddles through your fingers.
Love isn’t giggling around when he appears because he’s “hot”.
Love requires maturity, a scaled sort of “naivety “, sometimes even being a “fool” and let the other win, for the sake of peace.
Sometimes the greatest bravery is in the most painful steps.
Love is a sacrifice.
Christ at mountain of Gethsemane, cried out to his father and asked Him to lift the bitter cup. Yet he submitted to His will, upto the cross.
He died for you and me.
The Father sacrificed His own son for mere mortals.
What a love?
I can’t imagine sacrificing my child for anything, but God the Father did.
If He did, what’s so hard with getting up and making your husband some tea?
What’s so hard sacrificing an hour of sleep to just listen to your spouse?
What’s so hard with getting up and fetching him a cup of water?
What’s so hard in paying for a course she wanted to do?
What’s so hard in sparing 2 minutes and tell her, “I love you.”
What’s so hard about massaging his feet and back because he had a long day?
What’s so hard about putting your phone down and catch up after a long day?
What’s so hard in texting at least 4 times a day? [Morning, mid-morning, afternoon ,and when you get off the office?]
What’s so hard in letting your spouse know of your whereabouts?
What’s so hard in saying “am sorry “, for the sake of peace?
For Love has insurmountable rewards yet it’s also costly.
Since the one who loves will have to sacrifice too.
Love will cost you some time, quality time and exorbitant amount of time.
Love will cost you your resources, more so finances.
Love will cause you to sacrifice your interests for the sake of your spouse.
Love will cause you to lay down your weapons.
Love will cause you to fight for each other, not fight each other.
Love will require you to give up all you have ever known and re-learn again.
Love will require you to lay down your life for your spouse.
For love equates sacrifice.
Sometimes the greatest sign of strength, is being vulnerable to one person and fully trusting them with your life.
Love is sacrifice.
Just as Christ loved the Church and died for it, so should we love our spouses sacrificially, for love equates to sacrifice.