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What Does Love Look Like?

Updated on October 4, 2012

Your "Grid" for Love

Love……..depending on your ‘grid’ can mean so many different things to different people. At the Pakuranga Night Market 19 May 2012 Love presented Himself in various ways:

Love is.....Hope, Value, Unconditional

To the Mum and her 12 year old son who were struggling, Love showed up as Hope for their future.

To the 2 girls who had previously been viewed from positions of judgement and derision which had in turn caused them to view themselves as ones that weren’t valued, Love showed up as unconditional.

Love plants seeds for the future

To the group of Year 11 students with the big world filled with the unknown ahead of them Love planted seeds.

To the three beautiful Samoan girls Love showed them who they were and who they were destined to become.

Love brings comfort and justice

To the hurting young single mother Love showed up as The Comforter.

To the frightened dreamer, desperately missing her family in another country Love showed up as Truth, which wiped away all her fears.

To the woman who had been battling bureaucracy for years Love showed up as Justice.

Love brings encouragement and smiles

To the wonderful pack down guy we see every time, Love showed up as desires fulfilled, again dressed as Hope.

To the Mum with the two children with the huge sticks of Candy Floss, Love showed up as Encouragement that she was a great Mum!

To the four lovely young Samoan women who arrived just prior to midnight, Love manifested Himself in a tangible way as they waited expectant to encounter Him.

To the people of so many different nationalities that walked by the stall, curious as to what was going on, Love showed up as a smile.


Love whispers who you really are

To the many more not listed above, Love simply showed up and whispered to their hearts that there is more than the struggles they are currently experiencing, that they do have incredible treasure within them that the rest of the world can’t wait to see revealed. That they are valued for who they are now and that they have amazing futures ahead of them.

So what does Love look like? You and Me – Jesus alive and clothed in our flesh, utterly unable to keep this great Love to ourselves!

© Dreamsinger May 2012


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      Erin Bradley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks so much for dropping by ripplemaker we are always astounded at how God speaks just what each person needs to hear and are now finding that the sharing of love is almost like an addiction - of the best kind, particularly when we see the impact it has in people's lives. Blessings to you too!

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I love how you shared love. I truly enjoyed and felt a warm glow in my heart as I recognize the different ways love shows up in our lives. Thank you! Blessings.

    • Dreamsinger profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bradley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thank you Vinaya - Love does reveal Himself in so many different ways and these are just a sprinkling of the many ways we have seen since we started encouraging folk at the Night Markets with Dream Interpretation and Destiny Words.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 years ago from Nepal

      I think love is an abstract thing, everyone is free to interpret in his/her own way.

      The opinions you have complied in this hub are beautiful.


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