It doesn't have to be romantic love either. There can be great pain in the relationship with parents, children or in-laws. We have the expectation of what love means, and when our expectations are not met...Love stinks! (yeah, yeah).
God is love. His love is perfect and never fails. How does this translate in this world we live in, where love stinks? It is really incomprehensible that we can realize what this means...God is love. Cause love hurts, love stinks, love is a battlefield. (whoa, whoa, whoaaaaaaaaaaaaa, love is battlefield).
The Everly Brothers sang "Love hurts, love scars, love wounds and mars." (Don't you bet they were fun on a date?) In Jesus case, this is true. Because he loved us so much, he died on the cross, wounded and marred. After his resurrection, he showed his nail scarred hands to Thomas.
The bible tells us the true definition of love. God is love. "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." (1 John 4:10)
Don't be like Waylon Jennings and go "Looking for love in all the wrong places." You only need to look to God to find true love. And then you'll discover another heart looking for love.
Psalm 33:18 -- But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love
Psalm 136:1 -- Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever
John 3:16 -- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
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