Doesn't it just feel really good when someone stands up for you? You overhear them talking to someone about you in a good way?
I'll never forget when I needed to make the move to Nashville and had put in for a transfer within the company. I had been at the station in Missouri for a little over a year and had worked hard for them. I had been taught early in my life to practice what the Bible says about doing your work as unto the Lord. Plus...I was raised to give my best at whatever I do. Therefore, because of that, everyone was sad to see me leave, especially my direct supervisor. The managers here at FOX17 had to check on my references, and called the General Sales Manager. To make a long story short (yeah right LOL) I happened to walk by the door and overheard the manager, Jennifer, giving me a glowing recommendation...she didn't have anything bad to say about me...only wonderful things. I can't tell you how good it was to hear someone stand up for me... "protect" me... within the company we worked for...it was awesome!
Love always protects...it sees the best in people. We can look past those hurts and bitter feelings and cover those relationships with the God kind of love. Julie Andrews sang the words, "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down"...I believe a dose of love...the kind that protects and perseveres can help relationships to thrive.
Let's consider the words to the song, Stand By Me...these words are perfect in the subject of Love Always Protects. "When the night has come and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light I see. No I won't be afraid, Oh I won't be afraid, just as long as you stand by me." That gives you a glimpse of how powerful love is in another person's life. When you know someone loves you so much that they will always stand by you...stand up for you in all circumstances, you feel as though you can face anything. Wow! I encourage you to display that kind of love to those that depend on you...let them know that you are there for them no matter what...even if they disappoint you...you still love them with a fierce love.
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