Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Love is in the Air

A couple of days ago my wife was telling me about a friend of hers who told her that she didn't love her husband anymore. This is not uncommon. We hear things like this all the time. Especially on TV.

This is something that bugs me. This feeling of "love."

I admit, it is an amazing feeling to feel like you are "in love." However, I believe what you are feeling is not love but actually something else. It has gotten defined as love - mostly by Hollywood and as a result our society suffers.

According to Scripture, the word "love" is a verb - not a feeling. We have all heard it read at weddings that "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a)

No where in there does it mention a feeling of love.

As we approach Valentines Day, let's remember this. Let’s step up and choose to love our spouse and others. Let's also remember that we can even choose to love the person who drives us crazy in the next cubicle simply because God does.

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