What is Love?

I think that if you asked a hundred people that question, you would a variety of answers.

To some, love is giddy, joy, happiness, romance, relationships, marriage, fun times, memorable moments.

There’s love for mates, spouses, a child, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, family, friends, Church family.

There’s even love for animals lovers, the dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, fish, even a horse somebody rides.

There’s a love of hobbies: gardening, reading, shopping, crafts, hiking, fishing, hunting, Nascar, baseball,  football.

There’s a love of some professions, they love their job, it fits them, and they take joy in it, it makes them happy.

There’s a love for food, everybody seems to have their favorites, and they love it, for me its caramel frappes.

There’s love for nature: some love the mountains, some flowers, some the beach, some the desert, or the rivers.

There’s a love for music; some it’s country, or rock, or gospel, or jazz, or classical, or rap or pop, maybe easy listening,

There are so many answers to the question, “What is Love?”

But for today, on this Valentines Day, I’m going to describe love from two points of view.

My view of love is caring for someone so much that you think of them several times a day, you smile when you see them pulling up at home, you do little things for them, “just because.”

You rejoice with them when they are happy, and you hurt with them when they are sad, or having a tough time.

You love them just as they are, no you may not like everything about them, but you simply love them as is.

You see them at their best and see them at their worst, yet you so very much still love them.

You enjoy their company, holding hands, walks together, sharing things together, or just simply sitting together talking, or maybe not saying anything at all, just simply being together, content as can be.

Love is trust and respect for one another; kindness and compromise; affection and laughter.

Love is hanging on through the hard times as well as the good times.

Love is helping when they are sick, in any and every way possible to help them feel better.

Love is being true, honest and faithful, putting them first above others.

To me, that is some of the attributes of love.

But the best way to describe love is from God’s point of view, after all, He is the creator of love.

He loved us so much that He offered His only Son, Jesus Christ on a cross, for us to have salvation.

God says we are to love Him, and we are to love others as we love ourselves.

And to quote the verses on love, I always go to the Holy Bible, I Corinthians Chapter 13, verses 4 – 8.

Verse 4 – Love suffereth long and is kind, love envieth not, love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.

Verse 5 – Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.

Verse 6 – Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.

Verse 7 – Beareth all things,  believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Verse 8 – Love never faileth!

I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day, and I hope that all the love that is shown today is true and wonderful.

But my real hope and prayer is that it doesn’t end today, but we practice it every day with everybody.

From my heart to yours:    Happy Valentines Day!!!!