Thursday, February 14, 2013

"The greatest of these is love."...... REALLY?

Happy Valentines Day everyone! Aw, what a nice day. Of course, there has to be day to celebrate what the world loves most. Love. Ah. I'm single. (Isn't that obvious?) But that doesn't mean I haven't seen love. Though real love is hard to find, I can see it. I can see it in my dad when he forgives my mom or when he apologizes to her. I can also see it in my dad when he apologizes to me.

If you've been in a relationship, or if you're single, or if you're married, or if you listen to Taylor Swift, or Adele, you know that real, true love is hard to come across. You might think you've found it. You might be perfectly sure you've found it, but then something happens and you realize that you didn't find it. You've seen it fail so many times before. Your parents or a family might have divorced, or you might keep yourself updated on Taylor Swift. We all have seen it and I'm sure we're all sick of it.

Well, what is real love? Let's see what other people think of love.

"Love is a ruthless game/Unless you play it good and right," Taylor Swift sings in 'State of Grace.'

"Funny how the heart can be deceiving/More than just a couple of times/Why do we fall in love so easy/Even when we know it's not right," P!nk sings in 'Try'

"Real love happens sometimes. It's not just something we make up when we're nine," says Taylor Swift

"The smartest thing a woman can learn is to never need a man," says Demi Lovato.

"You know what hurts so much? It's when someone made you feel special yesterday, but makes you feel like you're a nobody today."

"When the one you deeply love hurts you, it forever changes the way you deal with anyone that attempts to get close to you."

"This time around I'm not coming back, I know it, this time is different. This time my heart is irrevocably broken, this time I want to do something about it. This time I want to walk away from you, and I hope this time is the last."

 Sound like love is pretty hopeless, right? Well, now let's see what God says about love.

"Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
(1 Corinthians 13:8-12 ESV)

Well, even though earthly people fail, God never will. That's what these verses are talking about, and that's what those quotes are not. I mean, think about it. Taylor Swift's biggest hit from her new album is, 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'. Carrie Underwood's biggest hit is called 'Before He Cheats.' Though the world has a day to celebrate love, have they really seen real love?

You know what? I may not have a boyfriend. I may never have one. You may never have a boyfriend either. But that's just it! We don't need a boyfriend! What we need is God's love! His never will fail us, abandon us or cheat on us. We don't deserve it, but because Jesus died on the cross, we have the best love in the world, Jesus' love, the love he paid for on the Cross. The love that He went through so much pain for. That's the love we can have.

Sure, we might think it isn't as good as having someone sending us a valentine and telling us we're beautiful. We might think God's love isn't as good as having someone you can kiss, and hug, and hold hands with. The truth is that earthly can't be compared to God's love. It's just SO much better.

You've heard the saying 'Love is worth fighting for.' Well, yeah, it is. But the truth is that you don't have to fight for God's love. He'll forgive you every single time you mess up. He'll give you a desire for Him that NOTHING can take away. Instead of wanting to sin and mess up, you won't want to.

"The smartest thing a woman can learn is to never need a man."

Well, that's partly right.
You don't need a man.

You need God!

"All you need is love," I read on some guy's T-Shirt. First, I thought, 'Ha! What a joke!' But you know one of the things you need most is God's love. So when you see something like that, think of God's love for you.

"So faith, hope, and love abide, but the greatest of these is love."

And because of Jesus, I can believe that.

1 comment:

Comments are always welcome! Post a comment below! They make our day!

In Christ,