This is how we know what LOVE is:

What does love look like?….This is a question that so many people have often pondered. Some say it is romance. Others say it is momentary bliss. defines it as:

  • A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person
  • A feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend

Though those definitions explain "love" as something desirable…I can’t help but realize that these mere emotions or feelings….but isn’t love something more real?

To be honest with you, I have yet to find any better definition of what love TRULY is than in the following verses:

  • “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.” -1 John 3:16
  • “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” -Romans 5:8
  • “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” -1 Corinthians 13:4-7

This is how we know what love is:
This is how we know what love is:

Love is so much more beautiful than momentary bliss. It is much more powerful than romantic passion. There is not a word in our language that can begin to describe what LOVE truly is. All I can say is that Jesus loves you, and it is not the kind of love the world knows.

Again, the question: What is love?….This is how I know what love is: Though I am a nobody, Jesus Christ, my KING, died for me. Not because I deserved such a sacrifice, no, on the contrary; while I was still a sinner, Christ died for me.

I pray that you can find rest and peace in Jesus and in his love (Matthew 11:28-30). It may be hard to understand, but I know Jesus thought of you while he was on that cross…Jesus loves YOU. Know it, and marinate in it.

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Zannie10 6 years ago

Thanks for spreading such a beautiful message! Jesus has definitely given us the best example of what love is :)

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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

voted up & beautiful! mere man can only imagine God's love. I'm glad He loves me...

well written, exhaustively concise...

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Lorraine Kashdan 5 years ago from Canterbury

If we live with the deep acknowledgement of this love in our hearts we can fill ourselves up and overflow with this kind of love for others too. People often talk about how we must love ourselves in order to love others and this can become the focus of much worldly trends to build what is called 'self esteem' but the acceptance of God's love for us in our hearts and the deep acknowledgement of what his sacrifice means for us if it fills our heart is even stronger then any worldly attempts to achieve so called self-esteem. The love of God when accepted by us also motivates us deeply in our conduct with others and elevates our actions and reactions behond what we could ever imagine ourselves doing out of our own grace because it comes from feeling Christ in our heart and that heart beating with the same tender love as Christ did for others.

Let us ever strive to remain in Christs love.

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