I love you to pieces…
This phrase is meant to be cute and funny something you say when you hug someone, squeeze them tight and smile. But I wonder how many of us have been loved to pieces. We did the loving and only fell broken to pieces. Whether we were loving a spouse, a child, a boyfriend or girlfriend, a parent or our best friend. Someone we gave our whole heart to and they crushed it, and now we’re left still wanting to share love but no matter how hard we try it’s never a happy ending. Unless our heart is healed and made whole we can only love with a piece of it, and we were never meant to love with just a piece. That’s why we find ourselves saying things like ” I don’t love them that much”. Or ” I kind of love them”. Or “I love them a little…” You can’t Love a little. Either you love or you don’t love, it’s not measured, it just is. In a physical sense, there is not a Dr out there that can take out part of your heart and have you function correctly. Maybe other organs but when it comes to the heart it is either all or nothing. We were meant to love like God loves because he created us… the Bible says he IS LOVE. That’s pretty all or nothing? That person who crushed you they probably were loving you with only a piece because someone crushed them. But you can’t heal them. You can only guard your heart until it heals. Only then can you love again, fully and completely. You can’t force someone to love you if they haven’t healed yet either, you will always be disappointed.
So since this is February, heart healthy month, let’s focus on getting our heart back to one piece! Lets gather up the brokenness and let God put it back together. Find out what Real Love is and start sharing that to help others heal their hearts. Remember 2 hearts make a whole love!!! Not a bunch of broken pieces.