Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My True Love

We need to begin by setting the stage.
There are but two main characters, the giver and receiver.
The Giver is the focus of each line.
He is given the title of My True Love by the recipient of his love, who is the focus of our protagonist.

Yes, my True Love.

You must make it personal, after all love is personal.  It is meant to be experienced up close and personal.  Love must be intimate to be love; it calls for relationship.
To refer to someone as your true love is to say a lot.
To be true is to be genuine, authentic, rightful, and absolute.
In other words, the real thing!
This implies…The one and only one!
There is only One who is True.

“He who has received His witness has set his seal to this, that God is true.”  John 3:33
The True One is our True Love!
If we were asked to define love we would list affection, devotion, care, tenderness and passion as attributes of such an emotion.
All of this is correct, but when have we experienced love that was given with no strings, no conditions, as well as given in full; at all times?

All earthly relationships fall short, because they involve two or more imperfect beings!
Not so with our True Love!

Before we were even stirred to love Him, He loved us.
He loves us with great tenderness, as He is especially fond of us.
So fond, in fact, that …
“We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us…” 1 John 3:16a
This One who loves us is Love itself...
"The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love."   1 John 4:8

Let's read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 and substitute the word love with God. 
"God is patient, God is kind, and is not jealous; God does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; He does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  God never fails...."
 Meditate on what this means for you personally.  Allow each attribute to stir you to explore it more fully!

“I am my Beloved’s, and His desire is for me.”  Song of Solomon 7:10

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