Tomorrow will be Valentine’s Day which always brings to mind that four-letter word, “love.”
The word love is used in so many different ways and is the most overused word in the English language. It’s a word that has been given a lot of mileage for being in the dictionary, just like any other word. But other wirds don’t have the same effects or outcome as the word love does. Love never wears out, fades away, or leaves us.
Valentine’s Day is a special time set aside for showing our love to family, friends, and special people in our lives. Some choose flowers, a special card, dining out, or it can be as simple as just being with someone and sharing your affection; there are many choices.
It has been said that love cannot be defined. It has to be demonstrated. It has to be experienced. The greatest love each and every one of us has experienced is the love of Jesus when He died for us, reconciling us to God by His death on the cross.
He offered not a lamb or a bull or a goat, but Himself to do a job no other human could do.
He had proved his love in a most amazing way. This love is personal; it includes you and me. God’s love is real and genuine, “for God is love.” Looking back at the cross, there lies all our sins. That’s a heavy load, in an earth-shattering way.
As this love overflows from us into the lives of others, we are shedding His love abroad in our needy world. If you pause just a moment and reflect upon the word “love,” this will be your findings for that four-letter word. It takes a minute of your time to like someone. It takes an hour of your time to love someone. However, when you put the word “love” into action, that person will never forget that love you demonstrated to them, for a lifetime!
When we lose someone in life, their love seems to feel immeasurable at the time, but even more immeasurable, is the love they left behind.
Would the word “love” be more easily defined if we could measure it?
To use an eye dropper, measuring spoon, measuring cup, ruler, yardstick, tape measure, scale, dump truck, swimming pool, or ocean?
Every life created by God can leave an impression of their love on the world. Love is a word that is immeasurable. Real love comes from mankind. It’s a built-in character that shines from within and spreads, and is contagious when experienced.
There is not one of us that can say we can live without love. We can exist without love, but we cannot live without love.
1 Corinthians 13. “There are, in the end, three things that last: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love.”