What’s love got to do with it?

Love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

Love never fails. 1 Cor. 13:8

Love is a battlefield (oh, wait….that’s not quite where I wanted to go with this 🙂

When we think of love, many things come to mind….romance, your spouse, a child, chocolate 🙂  Love is defined as a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person;  a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection.

 But do you think of God when you think of love.  I don’t….well, not right away, anyway.  But, I think that is the first thing I should be thinking about as a Christian when I hear the word love, or even if asked what love is.  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son…” John 3:16 — that’s love.  If you had a child, would you, could you do that?

God is love.  I learned that when I became a believer, but has it really sunk in?  Do I remember daily that God loves me and only wants the best for me?  Read 1 Cor 13:4-7 sometime today and really absorb what God is telling us love is.  I know for me, I’m not even close to this at times.  But there is such hope in these verses….hope to become more in God’s eyes, to become more like Jesus, who is perfect love.

There are lots of songs that sing about love, and about God’s love.  One in particular that we sing on Sunday mornings at our church goes like this…”your love never fails, never gives up, never runs out on me, …your love never fails, never gives up, never runs out on me.”  How thankful am I to hear those words?  The Bible tells us that God’s love never fails. Human love does fail. Sometimes.  But when we trust in the Almighty, He is there loving us forever and ever and ever.  That’s the kind of love I want!

Hear the song “One Things Remains” here– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l_jrjd2agU 

~ Lisa McNeely

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