I love your car, I love your house, I love your hair. These are the love sentences that I hear almost everyday. What is love? Is it a feeling? Or is it a verb? Let’s discuss it. Jesus loved us, he loved us so much that he sacrificed himself on the cross, he washed peoples feet in water, he healed the sick, made the blind see, and the lame walk. He loved us so much that he came down exactly for that reason. Now do you think that’s a feeling or a verb? A verb is a doing word of course. If I read a book, I am doing something, so it is a verb. Not a feeling. Now with love it is a little harder, when you love your wife, or you see a pretty girl on the street, you have feelings for her, CORRECT? But, people have feelings, but are they the right feelings. I know a lot of people who love their wives, or husbands. They LOVE each other, but that is a feeling, but with something else as well. I am going to tell you something that a boy said in his journal.
“Love is not just an emotion, as the world sees it. It is action. While admittedly it does have emotion involved with it, it is not as unstable or changeable as emotions are.” So you see, there are feelings in Love, but emotions can be changed. You can have feelings for a person, and then once you meet them, you hate them. What this boy is saying is completely different. Jesus Christ LOVED us with all his heart, and even though the pharisees made him angry, he still loved them. Jesus is our example like I said in my recent post. God was willing to kill us all in the old testament, but his Son, didn’t want that to happen. Know why? Because even though he knew that we were terrible people, He still took action and saved us, and that action was LOVE US! Here is some more from the Journal.
“Affections come and go, grow and fade, but love does not. It is constant because it is more than an emotion; it is more of a constant state of selflessness that produces action.”
Do you see what I mean now? Jesus had a constant sate of selflessness, he loved people, and through time it came into action because he died on the cross for our sins. He loves the terrorists over in Gaza, He loves murderers, He loves robbers. HE LOVES EVERYONE! Politicians and prime ministers and all these world leaders love the country, they love the kids, they love to help. But Jesus Loves everyone a whole lot more. Think about his kind of LOVE!
God bless everyone!