Life is all about LOVE.
The entirety of our life is built on love. It is the vital checkpoint of everything, even for our faith. Without LOVE we are nothing. However, it is not enough that we know these things for until we have established in ourselves the true ultimate source of love and its true meaning then we will not be able to experience it and share it with others.
First, we know the misconceptions about LOVE:
- Love is always soft
- You must be an enemy of my enemies
- Learning to Love unselfishly is an easy task
- Love is a feeling
- All I need is to love God
- Love is passive
Then we define true love:
Love is the high esteem which God has for His human children and the high regard which they, in turn, should have for Him and other people.
The ultimate source of love is God. In fact His very nature is love (1 John 4:8). His love is explained by the majesty of His creation and is better revealed when He chose to go down to the works of His hands, dwell among and in it and DIE for it. The Bible tells that there is no greater love than this, when someone lay down his life for his friends.
Christ sacrificing His life for the redemption of humanity is regarded the most beautiful demonstration of love in the history. God?s love is the kind of love we should look up to:
God?s love is demonstrated thru Jesus. ?But He has appeared once for all at the culmination of the ages to do away with sin with the sacrifice of Himself. Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrifice once to take away the sins of many; and He will appear the second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him? -Hebrews 9:26-28.
God?s love is Everlasting. ?The Lord appeared unto us in the past saying, I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness? – Jeremiah 31:3.
God?s love is Sacrificial. ?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.? – John 3:16.
God?s love is Unconditional. ?But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us? – Romans 5:8.
God?s love is Steadfast. ?It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He now showed them the full extent of his love.? -John 13:1.
If you are having a hard time to love then think about the One who has loved you first, think about JESUS! Yes, it may not be that easy but by the grace of Him who has showed LOVE in its fullest it would become possible.