What is "True Love"?
byBen J. Ditzel
You know, many teenagers and young adults my age go through what many
people call love, but it usually turns out to be nothing more than a passing
feeling which, if tested, would disappear at a large provocation. So, after
several heartbreaks, when they feel they are at the end of their line, they ask,
"Well, what IS true love?!" I'll tell you how to find out. Try reading something
for me. Get out your Bible. Yes, I mean it. When you need answers to many of
life's basic questions, the Bible, God's Holy Word, has the solutions. Read 1
(You can hear it here to) Yeah, I know that is called the "LOVE
CHAPTER", and listen... its not just something to gloss over as "oh, it just
means love like old fashioned stuff etc...: Read verse 1 if you think that love
is not so important or not for you. It says that if I said things in the most
eloquent way, and said the most wonderful beautiful things or was the greatest
writer, politician, or whatever, but I don't have LOVE, I am in effect, NOTHING!
Love is NOT the Hollywood romanticized 'love at first sight, and at second,
you're either married, or you're not married, but still together" This is
today's worldly idea of romance and it is not for Christians. Love is much more
than this. Love means GIVING, in effect, your LIFE to this person. SHARING all
your joys & sorrows with this person. Now, I found something today, which, made
me want to write this. In verse 8, it says, LOVE NEVER FAILS. Love never fails.
Rather interesting. In other words, true love is and only is UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!
What I see in this is that LOVE that we experience is a picture created by God
to portray Christ's LOVE for the church; His UNCONDITIONAL love. Therefore, we
are to conduct ourselves as He did and does with the church; His church. With
someone we truly love, we are to love through everything they do, say, and go
through. A very dear friend of mine once said something I will never forget.