An Inexhaustible Subject

LOVE. “Where do I begin to tell the story of how great a love can be?” While viewing a video with printed lyrics and other images on Youtube, I noticed a printed disclaimer: “No infringement regarding the music, the words, the images -all solely for fans who love the song. No ownership or rights.” I refer to the theme song from the movie, Love Story.

I would use the same disclaimer when trying to describe God’s love story: the words, all so descriptive and so easy to understand, especially portions of the books of Psalms, Hosea, the Song of Solomon and many others.

Because God’s love is so powerful and all-inclusive, it becomes the source we draw from to express our emotions regarding so many other things, such as cars, homes, pets, flowers, food, the list is unending, all causing God to chuckle. Does he chuckle? Mark Lowry sings a song, Jesus Laughing. Poets describe love; singers sing about it; movies are made trying to express it; and volumes have been written.

In our lifetime we find it and lose it, use and abuse it, discover and dismiss it, hold it close and let it go, recognize and resist it, fall into it and fall out of it, ride it like a rollercoaster until hopefully a moment -a eureka- we know that we know. God’s love within us is the love that transcends all other love and permeates them all.

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”

(1 John 4:7-11)

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