I’ve been thinking about love. Not so surprising, I guess, considering that yesterday was Valentine’s Day.
It’s not the romantic sentiments of love that I’ve been pondering, but the harder and tougher consequences that result when we mess love up.
Love is summed up by John in his short little books toward the back of the Bible, and by Paul in his letter to the Ephesians. In I John, we learn that God is love and how we manage love in our lives indicates whether or not we even know God. Then, in his weighty instructions to married couples, Paul says that love demands that we place our wants and wishes second to those of the one we love.
Love is not a burning emotion launched into your unsuspecting heart at some random meeting, but is a spiritual decision. Love is much more a commitment than it is a feeling.