Monday, January 25, 2010

The essence of love.

We have known love from the beginning. We are also very intimate creatures in nature. We were created with the need for partnership. When God created mankind, he intertwined love into our DNA. The Scriptures say God is love and we were created in the very image of our Father. But, with love comes the most intense emotional attachment of all, the emotion of feelings.

Our feelings are one way of expressing our love whether consciously or subconsciously. We feel loved when we are receiving attention from someone who holds value in our life. We feel loved during acts of intimacy. We feel the love when we observe our children, our own flesh and blood. We feel love when love is in action. And we feel emptiness when love is out of action.
Our ability to love is based off of our past experiences. It is also derived from our upbringing. People from loving homes and childhoods normally end up in stable relationships with generally stable lives. They emanate love through their behavior and norms. They know the value of self-worth and importance. While people from abusive homes end up becoming very disconnected and distant in their social interactions. They don’t know what it “feels” like to be loved and henceforth don’t know how to show these feelings to other people. A lot of times they do not even know how to love themselves. This usually reveals itself in their behavior and actions. They have low self-esteem and appear defeated and lost in their lives. They often display an attitude of helplessness or carelessness. There is almost always an obvious lack of ambition for something better because they only know what they have, not what they lack.

When we have an active relationship with God and recognize His presence in our lives, we know love because God is love. And the Scriptures say that we are children of God and share in His glory, therefore we are love. Love always has a deeper meaning with God and we tend to avoid situations which are destructive in nature. There can be no darkness where there is light. Then there can be no emptiness where there is completeness. Love gives us a feeling of completeness. It humanizes us and provides a feeling of well being.

To love is to live. Life with love is life lived. We should always seek out God and where we find Him, there will love be also. You will find it better to have loved and lost than not loved at all. Amen!

1 comment:

  1. A great article, well written and definitely inclusive!

    (I shared it for you...)


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