Can you even imagine ANYONE who would, or could, love you as much as God does?! If you think you could imagine such a person, let me gently say that there is no such person. No husband, wife, mom, dad, child, girlfriend or boyfriend, could EVER love you as God does! There is ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTION to this statement. God IS love (1John 4:8).
Love is not something “separate” from God. God does not “possess” love, as if love is something He temporarily “has”, and He wants to share it with you while He has it, before it’s gone, or before He “loses the feeling”. God AND love, ARE ONE AND THE SAME. Love doesn’t come and go, in and out of God. God does not experience a self-centered love, as humans do, that says, “If you do this, then I’ll do that.” God’s love is not based on how you perform this week. God will never say to a believer, “I’m not getting anything out of our marriage, so I want a divorce.” That, my friend, is human “love”.
God is called, Agape love. The type of love that would lay down its own life for another…EVEN WHEN THE OTHER PERSON HATES HIM, in return. This Agape love is the love of Jesus Christ. This is why Jesus was eager to die for our sins. Not that He wanted to go through the pain and suffering He endured for us, but that He wanted so eagerly to save us and to end OUR pain! Human beings, who primarily possess a watered down, self-centered type of love, cannot even compare with the pure, sincere love of The Almighty. Don’t EVEN try. We are fortunate however, as Christian believers, to be indwelt with the sincere love of God, in the form of the Holy Spirit. Being indwelt with the Holy Spirit is the reason why, and how, we are able to “love our neighbors as ourselves”, and to “do unto others, as we would have them do unto us”. This is the love within us, that IS God.
God is your “lover”. Can you imagine any other lover in the same league? All others pale in comparison. I look at young adults all around me, and I see youthful hearts that absolutely love a certain person one day, and three days later, the same person despises that person, and has already moved on to another. That’s “young love”, from a human standpoint. My advice to young people is this…keep your heads clear of this emotional, mental battlefield, and stay focused on the love of God. This will save you heartache after heartache…tear after tear.
No one in this universe will love you to the level that God will! God is your ultimate Valentine! Friends come and go. Boyfriends and girlfriends come and go. But God comes and STAYS. He NEVER leaves you…never, ever, ever! God Himself has said, “…I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down, or relax my hold on you! Assuredly not!” (Heb 13:5-6). Now, is that not a wonderful promise from an all-powerful, mighty God?! What wife on this planet would not LOVE to hear those very words from a trustworthy husband? How comforting. Even if those words came from human beings not in control of their environment, they would still mean something special. But these words did not come from human beings, they came from the all-sovereign, all-controlling God of the universe!
Do you want true love? You want passion? You want to love your family the best you can? First, give your heart totally to Jesus Christ. Then all the rest will fall into place. Oh, and don’t forget God on Valentine’s Day, or any other day, for that matter. He is your TRUE “Soul Mate”!