Snack on Hugs
The other day I asked my Wellness Revelation group how I could pray for them. My friend Gerry, who is a terrifically busy lady, posted, "please pray that I stop snacking hugs!" After reading her message I sat back in my chair and wondered why she would need prayer to stop "snacking hugs", and then I realized, in her hurry, she forgot to place a comma between snacking and hugs.
Since then, I have
adopted the phrase into my vocabulary, and when I am in want, I ask myself, do I need to snack on love? Love comes in so many beautiful forms, from Eros, the passionate love of a spouse, Philia, the affection of a friend, Ludus, a playful love, Philautia, the love of self, Storage, a parent to child love, or Xenia, to love another through the gift of hospitality.
We can put all these forms of love into practice by calling a friend, playing a game with our families, hugging our children, giving ourselves a manicure, or donating our time or money to our neighbors. But, it is good to remember that all forms
of affection flow from the source, the Agape love of God.
John 3:16 reads, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
So, I'm going to settle into Jesus' embrace and snack on the best food, His Word, and be filled with God's Agape love.