It is said that Irish poet,Thomas Moore (1779-1852) came home from a trp to find that his wife had contracted small pox and was horribly scarred.
She didn’t want him to see what she looked like. He sat down and wrote his thoughts into a song that starts out this way…Believe me if all those endearing young charms…
The next day, she still refused to see him. Instead he sang the song to her. She moved slowly to the window and opened the blinds.
The song lives on today because it speaks of loving no matter what we look like.
Believe me, none of the freshness of youth will last into our eighties. Istead we develop prune wrinnkles and wasted limbs.
Will you love through the changes of life? Do you really mean what you say on your wedding day?
Will you love no matter what, just as God loves you? Will you?
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:7-11)