Have you ever perceived Love this way?
(You could replace the word ‘love’ in the first and second paragraph with a friend, parent, spouse’s name)
Love is almost like a life on its own
Love wakes you up in the morning
Love makes sure that you’ve had something to eat
Love checks up on you throughout the day
Love sometimes surprises you with unexpected words or appearances
Love holds you close and squeezes you just enough
Love prays for you
Love makes you laugh till your body aches
Love makes you happy and giggly
Love genuinely cares about you
Love also hurts
Love reminds you of some fears you may have hidden at the back of your mind
Love is sensitive
Love has made you cry
Love has unknowingly made you insecure
Love has tried to break down some concrete walls successfully and unsuccessfully
Love has made you rethink past choices
Love has made you question how to love.
Biblical Love says this:
Love is patient and kind , it does not envy or boast
Love is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful
Love does not rejoice at wrong doing but rejoices with the truth
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
Many times we replace love with people and things we are not sure of and end up perceiving it selfishly.
You see, God is Love, the author and finisher of it, therefore he demonstrates how we ought to love thy neighbor as we love ourselves.
So it becomes a beautiful thing to love and be loved whether it be our friends, spouses, girlfriends, family members etc. But even the capability of loving(even though it isn’t perfect), has been gifted to us by our Creator. How awesome yeah? that we can love others so deeply and greatly through God.
God’s love never tires and never ends, having a relationship with him will show you that. This type of love, is the one you should be holding onto with everything you have.