We live in a world where love is based on security, material things, job, or what a person drives. Is there a true genuine love that we have missed or stumbled upon? Love is a rare gift that is often overlooked, pushed to the side or thrown way. Sometimes love is often misused or abused. Sometimes love is in our face we don't recognize it because we have placed all kinds of stereotypes of what love should be. How can we ever know true love, the total essence or being of what a glimpse love is truly not.
What is the definition of true love? John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Wow! An everlasting love, a love that died for me and then gave me a gift. How was this love established? Oh my a crown of thorns was platted and pushed down on his head. He was mocked, spit upon, beat, kicked, knocked down. He was scourged, he was wounded and bruised. He was given a cross to carry, it became to heavy and then was picked a man out of the crowd Simon the Cyrene who would help him carry the cross. If that was not enough there was another destination, he was nailed in his hands both of them, nailed in his feet, both of them. The cross had to be lifted, put in the ground, then secured so they could torture him even more.
Once he was on the cross they mocked him even the more, he was crucified. Even in his moment of despair, destitution, agony he was thinking of others, he saw his mother, the disciple whom he loved, '' he saith unto his mother, Woman behold, they son! Then saith him to the disciple, Behold thy mother. After this the disciple took her into his home. After this Jesus knew that all things were accomplished that the scriptures might be fulfilled. Jesus was thirsty, he was given a vinegar, they put it to his mouth. He received the vinegar, he said It is finished: and bowed his head and gave up the ghost. They wanted to break his legs but he were already dead. Instead they took a spear, pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. Is there true love?
Jesus came on the scene and died for me and this world unselfishly! Who would not want to get to know a man like this that was capable of fulfilling something that we could not even come close to. A man that willingly left his family to bring us a gift that we would also gain eternal life. Salvation that cannot be found in other name than Jesus Christ. A true love that will never go out of style. A true love that you can read about in your homes with your family, your children and their children. A love story of pure, innocent blood being shed. The ultimate sacrifice of true love. To know this love first would teach you truly how to love someone else the way that it was meant. There is true love and it starts with a relationship with Jesus Christ.