Why is love the only thing everyone has been hurt by and yet still want? I have been pondering this question for a few weeks now. I have been hurt by those I have loved the most in various different ways, yet I still seek and desire their love. My initial thoughts were love is sacrificing self for others. The feeling I get when I see someone I love and struggle to put in words. The moment I held my children in my arms the first time, that’s love. Right? As I contemplated so many definitions and examples, I began to wonder how other’s would define love. So of course what’s the best way to find out, ASK FACEBOOK! Here are a few comments:
“I’ve often told my husband if I can name the reasons I love him that I would leave him. Love to me cannot be defined. It is what it is.”
“Love is giving someone the power to destroy you but, trusting them not too.”
“Doing whatever a situation requires for mutual (or communal) benevolence…or for the good of the other(s) whenever that is not possible.”
“Agape Love….it is not boastful, it is unconditional. It is the highest form of the human and spiritual realm….most times, it is unexplainable so I reflect on the love that God has given me. Then i use my personal “God moments” to explain what it REALLY means♥️”
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I even asked a few of my closets friends their thoughts on this thought provoking topic. One stated, “Love affects us like a drug. And we spend out lives chasing that high.” Another stated, “Love doesn’t hurt us. People and their actions hurt us.”
According to Webster love is defined as,” Strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties.” To my surprise it also stated according to Christian science when capitalized means GOD. After a few weeks of struggling to answer this question, I decided to seek God and look for an answer. Love is mentioned 310 times in the King James Version of the bible. There are four greek words that describe the types of love found in the bible –Eros (romantic love), Storge (family love) Philia (brotherly love), and Agape (God’s unconditional love). Maybe I will do a deeper dive into the 4 types in another post. But love is first mentioned in Genesis 22:2 – “Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.
Another scripture, John 4: 18 reads, “The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” If God love endures forever, should we also not constantly seek love? If God is Love, the feeling we have IS God. Even though it may hurt or situations are tough, God is still there. Therefore, we are always seeking LOVE = GOD. I personally believe God is telling us to love each other, our family, our neighbors (brothers) and most of all Him. I leave you with this question, what will you do to truly show God how much you love him?
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By: Shana Wilson Anderson