“I love you” is so widely used in our everyday dealings with others that it has almost lost the truth of it’s meaning. It seems we say it in passing without any thought to what we are really saying to the person it is directed to.
when you search out the definition of love you will find this,”a quality or feeling of strong or constant affection for and dedication to another” but does that really explain what love is? There are many expressions of love.
Parents to their children, a husband to his wife, siblings for each other and friends for friends. It seems they are all different, but; the common denominator is love. We have been given a clear example of love in action.
“For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son”; he gave denotes action, therefore love is an action. His Son came to show us what love looks like. In his earthly life the character of Gods love was displayed.
Love healed the sick, feed the hungry, clothed the naked and comforted the lonely. Love was misunderstood, ignored, and rejected. This did not change love, it continued to reach out and give of itself to all who would accept it.
To those who would receive love, love said “abide in me and I will abide in you, my Father will also abide in us and we will be one in love.” As we abide, love changes our characters; love shines forth from us to those we surround ourselves with.
We will then follow the example love gave by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, and befriending the lost and lonely. Our love will be reflected in our actions and not in words spoken.
There is a saying “you can make your mouth say anything” but ” actions speak louder then words”. It is in our actions love is expressed, the Father’s Son gave his earthly life in sacrifice to express his love for us.
Real love will give all it has for the sake of those it loves, however; only when we abide in the Father and Son can we express real love for others, LOVE comes from the Father, FOR GOD IS LOVE.
My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace.