I began my "Forever Family" series last month, and then found this meme hosted by
Amy at Keeping up with the Schultz Family and Lori@Peterson~St. Louis last night, so I wanted to link up with them.
In my series, I have written a scattered brained Introduction, then about
Our Grandmas, Salvation, Scripture Implementation and Cherishing Our Dads.
Today, my scattered brain self is thinking about different thoughts such as,
attachments to homes and places, what makes a house a home, marriage, anniversaries. . .love, unconditional love. . .the Hebrew word "hesed" that the word kindness in the book of Ruth is translated to.
hesed-A strong relational term that wraps up in itself an entire cluster of concepts, all the positive attributes of God-love, mercy, grace, kindness, goodness, benevelence, loyalty, covenant faithfulness,: in short, that quality that moves a person to act for the benefit of another without respect to the advantage it might bring to the one who expresses it.
From the Kelly Minter, Ruth: Loss, Love and Legacy Bible Study,
For Discussion: Has someone shown you hesed? If so, describe the person and what this extraordinary love means to you.
My answer: Yes, first my parents and then my husband. My parents loved me and helped me even when I turned away from the Godly ways in which they had trained me. Then, my husband came into my life right at that time, when I had done the unmentionable. We began dating. I was truthful with him about my past, and he loved me and stayed with me anyway. God's, My parents' and my husband's extraordinary, unconditonal love have meant the world to me.
What thoughts are you thinking about family today? I hope you'll join in. It doesn't have to be serious like mine. It can be anything about family! Have a funfilled Friday!