In the month of February, there’s always a lot of talk about, “Love, exciting and new…” Well, I am going to try and explain it with a little help from rock and roll.
You may be asking, like Foreigner, “I wanna know what love is.” Perhaps, like Whithey Houston, “The Greatest Love Of All” is happening to you. Maybe, as Neil Diamond crooned, it’s, “Love On The Rocks”. But really, “What’s love got to do with it?”
First of all, “What is Love? Baby don’t hurt me. Don’t hurt me. No more.” I can tell you, it isn’t bobbing your head side to side. Love is deeper than that.
Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wromg. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best in others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (The Passion Translation)
See? Love is not candy, or flowers, or a card. It is deeper. “For this is how much God loved the world – he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life.” John 3:16.
If you’re, “All Out Of Love”, and feel like, “Love Bites”, remember God doesn’t “Give Love A Bad Name”. He has, “Endless Love”.
Love wins. Go make a difference. Always Run By Faith.