What is the real meaning of love ?
Love is a word that can be defined as an intense feeling of deep affection.
There are so many people that are feeling unloved and it seems to be causing them so much pain. The pain can be unbearable at times and it literally numbs the person to the realities of life. The one thing about love is it can’t just be expressed in words it has to be demonstrated through our actions.
I am reminded of the scripture (John 3:16 ) “ For God so loved the world , that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
This kind of love is being demonstrated through him sacrificing his life for all mankind to receive eternal life. A love such as this is considered to be an unconditional love.
Have you ever wonder what this world be like if we showed this type of love ?
I have been in a place in my life that I showed unconditional love to people who hurt me and I had to forgive to remain in a place of freedom.
Another scripture reference is “ 1Peter 4:8- And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
There are four types of love-
• Storage-empathy bond.
• Philia- friend bond
• Eros- romantic love
• Agape- unconditional “ God” love.
Remember love is matters of the heart and we don’t want wickedness in our hearts that keeps us from loving others genuinely. We must know that Jesus love was unconditional and that is our example to follow. There is someone that needs to be shown the love of Christ through us .
This is my words of encouragement to you that you are loved by our Father and I love you too.