In the sport of boxing there are many weight classes, because it is only fair competition between persons of similar weight. Some of the categories are featherweight, flyweight, lightweight, bantamweight, welterweight, middleweight and combinations such as, light heavyweight, but heavyweight is unlimited. I was thinking about some people I know who are heavyweights in other areas of activity. I’m not sure whether the act of showing love is an art, gift, skill, action, or preference,
but we all know people that simply exude love. It can seem insincere at first, but these people are just overflowing with love. Perhaps they know something the rest of us don’t; maybe they have been given a larger capacity, or they are rare gems sparkling amid the course stones of earth’s population. To me they are heavyweights the biggest, most powerful, impressive champions that stand out among everyone.
Of course, there are certain people who love us particularly and individually, like our mothers and fathers, grandparents and other relatives which is something special, an essential part of the family dynamic. Then there are our spouses where we share loves full range of meaning, and from which springs the love of a baby. I have a young friend, who married and for whatever reasons, I could not understand, decided not to have children. Much later than normal they “accidentally” conceived and fell in love with the baby God gave them, inspite of their faulty reasoning or fears. Now they know and experience love on a level they would have never known. It may be that some people can know this love intuitively, apart from birth or family relations.
I need love! This has been my cry, sometimes silently, often in desperation. However, love is not a commodity, it is like the Manna God gave the Israelites as they wandered in the wilderness, it could not be stored up, but came daily. Moreover, I have been privileged to know some Heavyweights in love. It is in giving that we recieve. Yeshua, the greatest of all, the Supremacy said, “It is more blessed to give than recieve.” It’s true and He put it another way, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” (Luke 9:23-24) Lord, Yeshua, help us to love as you love us. Let us pour out our love so that you may pour more in. Open our doors of faith to receive and give as you have given to us, abundantly.