As I think about Love, I am reminded of a song I once learnt, many years ago, which described the love of God as greater than tongue or pen can ever tell and goes beyond the highest star. How can anyone describe love in a few words? I like what Scott Peck Author of the book “The Road Less Travelled”, says about love; According to Perk his effort to explain love says “one result of the mysterious nature of love is that no one has ever arrived at a satisfactory definition of love. In his view, ‘love is too large, too deep ever to be truly understood or measured or limited within the framework of words”.’
Scripture describes it beautifully ; Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 9-11.
February is a month where love is expressed by many during the days approaching Valentine’s day. It’s become a time of much action, celebration and festivity. In the midst of all this, love is expressed and shared extensively. However, it is also a month where many others crave for love which they have not known.
My prayer for you, Beloved is that this month and the rest of the year, brings your way recognition of love
beyond measure. That you would experience much joy, love and happiness in the knowledge that God loves you dearly. He sent his only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another, as he has commanded us.
This year, how about blessing someone, and making a difference in their lives. Many times we focus on ourselves; me, myself, and I. We wait to receive; we expect and get disappointed when our expectations remain unmet. Bless someone and wait to see what will happen, You will not only have the joy of giving but will reap in abundance; for the bible tells us it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Or this, whatever suits
LOVE, LIVE AND THRIVE!
“I am my lover’s and my lover is mine; he browses among the lilies”
Songs of Solomon6.3
The season of love is here with us and the air is electrified…Just think about this what is more exciting and exhilarating than falling in love? Falling in love starts a loving relationship and congratulations if you are in such a relationship.
Beloved, be informed that falling in love and feeling good about it alone will not sustain your relationship. Lasting relationships don’t just happen they are nurtured and as a result grow. It’s important to bear in mind that your good intentions for this relationship alone cannot guarantee success. In many ways nurturing a relationship is like a farmer tending his garden. The garden needs constant care, cultivation, watering, manure and fertilizer so that it stays alive and productive. Similarly relationships need working on constantly for the flame to stay burning on!
Loving, living and thriving is about committing to the person no matter what. It is about your personal responsibility and ensuring that you take charge of your part in the relationship faithfully. It’s about loving in deed and thought not just in word.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”