Hello, my dearest readers! I hope that you have all by God’s grace been well, and so have I.
As you may have noticed, today we are taking a detour from our line of thought which was the armor of God.
Today I feel the urge to emphasize one four letter word – “LOVE”
We all use that word in our lives daily – to express our love for the people we like, the food we enjoy and the beauty that touches us. We use it so much that most of us have started to forget what it truly means to love someone.
There are so many types of love that can develop between humans, including love between man and woman, father and son, mother and child, brother and sister, grandparents and grandchildren, love between friends, etc. But I’m very sad today to see that the love that people carry in hearts is reducing day by day.
We as a society have started forgetting what it means to love one another. Sure, people still do love each other, or take care of each other and all that, but what happens afterwards? I mean, what happens in the long run?
Has love today become limited to the affection one feels for just a short period of time and then just disappears? Why does love not last longer today?
Why do the children that once did their best just to show their parents their drawings and stories, grow up to suddenly become “independent” and just forget about their mom and dad? When did this teenage need of “privacy” and “space” come into the lives of those loving parents’ kids, who till yesterday seemed to need them for everything and anything?
Why has the concept of friendship been degraded today? There used to be a time when poets wrote about friendship as the most beautiful relationship ever- describing how a true friend would be understanding and caring and make sacrifices for their friend. But what has become of this true friendship today? Why is it that friends nowadays only care about each other if they are “cool enough”?
Instead of opening up your heart to your friend, and talking about your worries and hardships, and listening to your friend’s as well, and supporting each other, why is it that your conversations are limited to the newest movies and latest fashion trends?
Why is it that couples don’t stay together longer? Does marriage have no meaning whatsoever nowadays? Why do people treat their partners like clothing or accessories, which can be changed or thrown away as time goes by? Why do couples have to separate when they have to face the slightest disagreement or the smallest obstacle, instead of trying to work as a team to solve things? Marriage is a Godly relationship, and it should be seen with equal importance. Why don’t people have the patience to accept each others’ faults and to work at it instead of spontaneously leaving each other to cry in solitude?
Why, why, why WHY??????
I don’t like this. Let me be honest with everyone – I don’t like this lack of love one bit.
But I should say I have an answer to my own question -WHY THE LACK OF LOVE?
Well, who do you think gave us love first and foremost? Ever read this verse:?
1 John 4:8 “He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
Yes, my dear friend, God is love. If God is love, and love is decreasing from our society today, then how would you equate that? If most people among us don’t carry love in heart, that means most people among us don’t have God in heart, because only someone who knows God can love completely.
God is the greatest form of love you can ever know, and that is evident in how He gave up His only Son as sacrifice for us all. Would you give your son up to death for the sake of your friend? For the sake of your partner? For the sake of anyone? No, no one can. But God did, because His heart is greater, and He carries such a love that you and I can never even imagine of. His love is like the vast universe, with no beginning or end – only bigger!
Even though we can never have as much love as God, if we know Him and love Him, then we will be capable of loving the ones around us, spreading love like a beautiful scent that comforts and makes people feel like they’re never alone. We must obey our Master’s teaching to love even our foes.
Love everyone around you like your own friend, even if they hate you, because our love is what proves that we are the children of our Heavenly Father. Love the ones that hate you, betray you, lie to you, degrade you, torture you, and spread rumors about you. Love them all, my friend, for that is what God did.
We will certainly discuss more about this in later posts, but for now I must stop. I hope you will leave comments and let me know what your opinions are about this topic.
Till next time, my dearest readers, may the love and peace of Christ be with you, and may God bless you!!
You can e-mail me for any questions or concerns, or if you’d just like a friend to talk to. I’d be glad to hear your story, and offer my moral support as your friend in Christ: firstname.lastname@example.org