The True Reason of Love Comes from Jesus

Prior to our wedding, my husband and I attended six weeks of pre-marriage counseling with our pastor. Pre-marriage counseling was a requirement of our church, and we happily obliged. During pre-marriage counseling sessions, our pastor shared invaluable advice, one piece being to always date each other throughout our marriage. Basically, keep things fresh and exciting, and make an effort to show your love to one another. My husband took heed, and ever since, he loves to surprise me with random tokens of love–a card, flowers or my favorite candy bar. I certainly feel the love when he gifts these sweet surprises, too.

People commonly define love as the giving of time or money or attention to a person you care about, and while those descriptors are true, love is actually much deeper. There is another, profound aspect of love, and this angle has nothing to do with attraction or gifts or time. Love comes from God, and when you know God, you know love. The reason of love comes from the Source of love itself – Jesus.

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:7-9 NIV)

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Laci Swann