With Valentine's Day approaching, people are focused on
romance. Yet, while this captures the hearts, it's one small aspect of love.
What is love?
Our language doesn't differentiate between the various
aspects of this word. Everything is lumped into a single descriptive word,
In Scripture, the original Greek has several words:
Eros - to describe physical love.
Phileo - the friendship type of love.
Agape - the God kind of love. This love isn't based on the
performance of the other party. It's unconditional. It's the love that brought
Jesus to this earth as the second Adam.
Unlike the original man, Jesus lived a perfect, sinless
life, free from the curse. He then took all of humanity's sin and paid the
ultimate price on the cross.
Imagine how unsatisfying a love story would be if it ended
at that point. While the cross left all the disciples' hopes and
dreams shattered, the resurrection changed everything. The lover of their soul
was alive and gave them new vision for the future.
Even if you don't have a special someone in your life, you
can celebrate the love Jesus has for you. My sweetheart went to heaven 10 years
ago, but Jesus is with me every moment. If you don't know Him, please email or
message me. I'll be happy to share how you can have this special relationship.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Writers and Readers: What are your thoughts on Valentine's Day?
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