There’s no doubt that love is a favorite subject of mine. I think this is obvious to my regular readers because it is the best aspect of my nature, and I tend to flash it around in a crowd like a brand new penny. As a youth, it didn’t take too long for me to realize that what the Bible says about love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 is essential knowledge about the true nature of the subject. If you read this passage many times it becomes apparent that love is more a behavior than an emotion and its action is very exacting and righteous, not unlike God himself.
In 1 John 4:6 & 8 a statement that "God is love" is very profound in its simplicity and makes sense if you believe what you read in the Bible. I have personally discovered that if you read the Bible without faith or in a disbelieving manner it will only confound you. The more one reads scripture, in any translation, with doubt or accusations, in spirit or mind, it will become more and more nonsensical over time to the point that one may despise hearing or reading it.
If we examine this statement that God is the personification of love we can come to some startling conclusions which most likely became second nature to the minds of the prophets. One such inference is that everything exists, runs and sustains itself by love- beyond the common sustenance- ( which is light, air, water and nourishment.) Many scientific studies on plant, animal and human life have shown clear evidence through touch, spoken words and even music that loving behavior is essential to slowing the aging process, a sense of well-being, health, sanity and even survival itself. As mysterious and curious as these studies may appear to be to the natural mind the evidence speaks for itself.
The un-churched natural mind will then ask "What is love?" This is the key and root question which, when answered casually, only leads to more questions with each one a little more complicated than the last. Herein lies the mystery: Man can only know that it does exist within himself and that he cannot define it no matter his effort to try. Defining love is one of the most elusive quests I can name and I don’t believe we’ll have the answer very soon.
I believe that if a person could unravel the mysteries of love a chain reaction would occur of revealing the mysteries of God- thereby exposing the conundrums of the universe. The prophets were granted such license, used this science and protected supernatural knowledge by storing this information in their hearts- not their minds. ( Psalm 119:11 )
In conclusion, if God is love and love can only be sourced through Him then belief in Him is the key to understanding and answering all these deep questions of life and the universe as we know it. His Word (the Bible) was sent to us as a help-up to this level of discernment. It requires diligent study, however, with the faith to move mountains and realizing love is a force which we don’t fully understand now but will be revealed in the future.
1 Corinthians 13:12 b All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely just as God knows me now. 13 There are three things that will endure- faith, hope and love – but the greatest of these is love.
Supernatural kisses from The Castle Lady
Female angels art by Sandra Kuck
My only sketch, profile, of Heaven is a large blue sky, and larger than the biggest I have seen in June-
and in it are my friends- every one of them. – Emily Dickinson
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