Love Is …
Written by: Steve Dalton Recorded by: Justin Dalton
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
All you need is love!
- The Beatles
We hope and dream for it. We sing songs and create art inspired by the thought of it. We are commanded in God's word to do it. Yet "Love" is a very misunderstood and often miss-used word. Most people believe love is a feeling. And it is a feeling, but in the words of the classic rock group Boston, it is "more than a feeling."
Sometimes people wait for love to "happen" to them. We talk about "falling in love" as if it is a passive thing out of our control. I have been thinking a lot recently about the question: "What is love?" As I reflected on the question a very important passage to examine is I Corinthians 13:4-7.
In his letter to the church in Corinth, the Apostle Paul attempted to explain what love is and what love is not. As I meditated on this list it drove home the truth that love is: active, powerful, primarily a verb, a fruit of the Holy Spirit, something that God does in and through us.
Our hope is this meditation will help you as you seek God and grow in love.
In this meditation we introduce a new voice talent. My son, Justin is the voice of this and hopefully many future meditations. He has a unique gift for voices. He can do many accents and impersonations. Among the great impressions he does are: Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, JayZ, Carl Sagan and Ricky Spears. (Maybe we will get him to do one someday as Ricky :) )
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Don't forget to love yourself.
- Soren Kierkegaard
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7