February 14, 2005
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
It is almost impossible to define the love of God. You can only experience it and then demonstrate it.
Because you see, love has everything to do with life and certainly with our families. Many of us define love as romantic or something that is emotional, but love is real. You can sense it and feel it, but when it is authentic, you must live it as well. Love is a choice, a verb, and a decision we make.
I just have to share this e-mail I received. A number of years ago, a professional group decided to ask a group of 4 to 8-year-olds what love means? They came up with some very interesting answers:
- “Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving lotion and they go out and smell each other.”
· “Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody your french fries without making them give you any of theirs.”
· “Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”
· “Love is when you tell a guy that you like his T-shirt, then he wears it every day.”
· “Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken.”
· “Love is when your puppy licks your face—even when you left him alone all day.”
· “When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.”
And while these are wonderful analogies, love is beyond human when you know Jesus Christ. It is love amazing love of God. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NLT). Thank God for His unconditional and sacrificial love for you and me.
LOVE DOES WHAT IS NEEDED, NECESSARY, AND IS ALWAYS SERVING AND SACRIFICING FOR OTHERS JUST AS CHRIST DID FOR US.