A Perfect Love

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  2 Timothy 1:7

Perfect…complete in all respects, without defect or omission; in a condition of excellence; completely correct or accurate; pure. (Webster.) Wow, what a word. Is anything ever PERFECT?

My daily skin care routine involves numerous steps. One of the many products that I currently use was a gift from a friend. She must have really thought I needed help, as it’s called A Perfect World, White Tea Skin Guardian, made by Origins. The package insert states…”A Perfect World creates a protective bubble around the skin to help stop static, stress and toxic grime from aging your skin before its time. And by helping repel negative forces, skin is free to renew, repair and protect itself in the way nature intended.” Yeah right! This stuff does not have super powers. I should probably just use a bar of Dial soap and call it complete. 

The word perfect came up several times during lunch conversation with a friend today. The topic was parenting teenagers, and her comment was, “In a perfect world, kids would never use alcohol or drugs and would always have open conversation with and heed the advice of their parents.” Talk about the tragic events in Haiti…in a perfect world, there would be no earthquakes, at least not in countries struggling so much on a normal day. In a perfect world, friends and family members would not die of brain tumors or breast cancer or suicide. Everyone would live to a ripe old age of 90, then just say their goodbyes and go to sleep. In a perfect world, there would be no economic worries…family businesses would grow and prosper, you would only lose a job if it were your choice to leave and family would never have to ask family for loans they may never be able to pay back. In a perfect world, we would never have arguments with our spouses, we would have fulfilling and meaningful careers, we could eat loaf after loaf of Panera’s French bread (with butter) and never gain weight. In a perfect world….

Our lunch ended with laughter (it wasn’t all gloom and doom and “woe is us.”) We were in complete agreement that our lives were pretty good and the only perfect thing is God’s love for all of his children, us included! A perfect love indeed…

Gracious and Loving God, thank you for this beautiful world, created for us. Sorry that we, your children, have messed things up so much. Thank you for my life! It may not be perfect, but it’s my life, guided by Your plan. Help me to remember that there is nothing I can do that will make you love me less. Amen.

Andrea Heshmati

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Julie wrote:
Thanks for your words of "perfect" wisdom! Julie

Sat, January 30, 2010 @ 6:21 PM

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