The love of my life was happy yesterday; I was blessed to be able to give her several small gifts; a very small container of flowers and a tiny box of candy (she is on weight-watchers also) and one heart shaped donut along with a small cup of the iced-coffee she loves. She thanked me with enthusiasm and that made ME HAPPY!!! Because I didn't go overboard, there won't be a grave consequences (gaining too much weight from the candy, for instance). But, I wonder, what if you were to give someone a gift that they asked for and it caused UNHAPPINESS???
Matthew, Chapter 14
1 At that time, Herod the tetrarch heard the report concerning Jesus, 2 and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptizer. He is risen from the dead. That is why these powers work in him.” 3 For Herod had laid hold of John, and bound him, and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife. 4 For John said to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 5 When he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet.
6 But when Herod’s birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced among them and pleased Herod. 7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatever she should ask. 8 She, being prompted by her mother, said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptizer.”
12 His disciples came, and took the body, and buried it; and they went and told Jesus. 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat, to a deserted place apart.
Good presents make a good person happy and evil things make those who are despicable delighted! Just the way it is!!! Yesterday was Valentine's day and I hope your day was a pleasant one; filled with love and perhaps a present or two. If you gave candy, its probably gone and if flowers- they will last a few days. But, when the last remnants of the holiday have gone, remember, there is a GOD in heaven who loves you!!! The picture reminded me of that and I hope it cause you to ponder the subject as well!!! One more thing... look up, you just might see the love of God displayed in the heavens for all to see. And it ISN'T FATTENING!!!