Songs are sung about it. Movies are written about it. And once a year, we even set aside a day to celebrate it.
But the real question is, “What’s love got to do with it? What does love have to do with a relationship and… what is a relationship without it?
If we look to Merriam Webster, we can see what he has to say: Love is a strong affection for another. Yes. That does begin to describe love, doesn’t it? But, as he goes on, he has a few other things to say that seemed to steer me in the direction of where I wanted to go — a devotion, or admiration, unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another.
When I hear devotion, unselfish, concern for another, the verse from 1 Corinthians 13 comes to mind~
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Cor: 4-7
There it is. Love straight from the Word of God. How far I’ve fallen from being able to love as the Bible tells us to love. What about you? Where are you in this whole gamete of the word love?
Well, if you’re like me, and all of these attributes seem impossible to fulfill, I have good news for you. There is someone who can love like no other. Especially the verse that says,
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love 1 Cor 13:13
Our Heavenly Father. His name is love. Although we try in every way to be perfect and to display love to others as he does, we can only do it if we allow His love to flow in and through us.
So back to our question, what does love have to do with it, actually everything. You see, when we look at the whole picture, we can see because God is love and that without Him, we have nothing.
So where are you today? How do you see love and what does it mean to you? Why not share with others and let us know what love has to do with it for you! Just hit the like button and you’ll able to leave a comment for others to see.
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