Friday, February 14, 2014

God is Love

In a Bible study I’m in right now, one of the subjects that came up recently was how each of us sees God.  What do we think of when we think of God? One lady said she thinks of Him as someone she can curl up with and be held, comforted. One person said she sees Him as “the big boss in the sky.”  Another said, “God is love.” 


What is Love?

I agree that God is love, but I don’t always feel it.  So the other day I sat down and started to pick that apart.  I asked myself, “What is love? What are the characteristics of love?” 



This seems an appropriate topic for Valentine’s Day.  
As I thought about it, I came up with some words that seem to fit.  Love is:

·       Sacrificial
·       Unconditional
·       Honest
·       Forgiving
·       Protective
·       Intimate
·       Trustworthy

I’m sure there are many more. In looking over these, I recognized something.  None of them is an emotion.  They’re all adjectives that describe God, but none of them is is a feeling.  There’s something significant and wonderful about that. Feelings change, but God doesn’t, and neither do His characteristics.  No matter what we think, feel, say, or do, God still loves us. What a marvelous thought. 

What do you think of when God or another loving person comes to mind?  Share it here.

4 comments:

  1. Great reminder, Ellen. I'd never thought of it that way. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  2. As someone who has been married 45 years and knows God's love and that of my husband, I would add that love is long-lasting. Maybe there is a better adjective than that.

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  3. Good thought. Thanks for adding to the list.

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