A word like no other, it is said to be even greater than faith and hope.
Love is higher, deeper, longer and wider than we are able to comprehend.
Love is awesome, boundless, changeless, delightful, eternal, faithful, glorious, generous, gracious, healing, immaterial, immeasurable, immense, immortal, incomparable, incomprehensible, indescribable, ineffable, infinite, invincible, invisible, irresistible, life giving, majestic, magnificent, marvelous, mysterious, radiant, splendid, sufficient, sweet, terrifying, truthful, uncontainable, unfathomable, unchanging and unsearchable. You get the picture, it extends far beyond the limits of our finite imagination.
Every heart desires this kind of love, it’s been written in our innermost being, its recognized by every tribe, language, people and nation. We marry for love, we live for love; some have even died for love. But this kind of love is not human love, its supernatural love. Similar to a mother’s love for her unborn child, one that loves without any reason or return. Supernatural love is even greater, it loves its enemies, prays for those who persecute, returns kindness for insult and gives two when forced to give one. Love covers over all wrongs.
The spiritual fruit of this love is affection (friendliness), charity (generosity), and benevolence (goodwill toward all men).
Love comforts, heals, breathes new life, gives us hope, conquers fear, and teaches us to care for others. Love is unity, compassion, it helps bear one another’s burdens (difficulties), and it’s selfless. Love makes us able to forgive; it’s humble (unassuming) and meek (nice). It’s childlike, it gives grace and mercy, it brings joy (gladness of heart) and strength, it never fails (gives up) or forsakes (leaves), it’s faithful (true), just (fair) pure (holy), eternal, never-changing, it’s peace (tranquil, calm), it’s goodness, it’s faithfulness, and gentleness. It’s patient (long-suffering), it’s kind (nice), and it does not envy or boast. It’s not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on it’s own way. It’s not irritable or resentful. It’s not excited about wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.
Love is the Kingdom of God; it is His will for earth as it is in heaven. Love is Truth; it’s the salt and light of the world. Love is wisdom, righteous and pure. Love sanctifies and redeems us. Love reconciles us to God, Who is the true meaning of the word love. He is the author and the source of all Love.
“He who does not love has not become acquainted with God, for God is love.” 1 John 4:8
Love is all we need, more than the breath we breathe.
It’s Love that reconciles us back to the One who first loved us.
Love is who He is, Holy, Pure and Righteous.
Love’s the way of truth and life, a light that gives us hope.
Love is all that’s good, His world misunderstood.
Love, although unseen, it has been written on each heart.
Love is what prevails, it’s never-ending, and never fails.
Love that gives us joy, that still calm peace within the storm.
Love gives us self-control, it heals and makes us whole.
Love, the unassuming childlike faith that has no pride.
His Love calls us to rest, it’s the object of our quest.
Love has turned our sin and death to life and victory.
It’s Love that cast out fear, His will made very clear.
Love gives us His own strength and power as we humbly obey.
Love’s that still small voice, He’s given us a choice.
It’s Love that sanctifies us by the mercy of His grace.
Love’s long-suffering, so patiently enduring.
Love, the Author and the Source of love. Who He Himself is Love.