What is this thing we call love?

Today is Valentine’s Day. I thought I talk a little about this thing we call Love. We celebrate love in February, and it’s often referred to as the “month of love”.  The celebration climaxes on February 14th – Valentine’s Day. This day is dedicated to expressing affection and love between intimate companions. People around the world exchange cards, flowers, and gifts to demonstrate their love and appreciation for each other. 

So, what is Love… Love is a complex and multifaceted emotion, which has captivated the human race for centuries. It is a force that binds individuals, shapes relationships, and fuels the very essence of humanity. There are two distinct realms of love that have been pondered and celebrated throughout history. They are human love and God’s love. 

I think most of us, when we think of love, we think of human love.  That is the love for each other. Human love takes on various forms, encompassing romantic relationships, family bonds, and friendships. It is characterized by emotions, actions, and a deep sense of connection. Three types a human love comes to mind.

  • Romantic love. This type of love is between a man and woman marked by desire, companionship, and the shared experience of life’s joys and challenges.

  • Family love is rooted in blood ties and encompasses unconditional support, care, and sacrifice. It is the love that compels parents to protect and nurture their children, siblings to support one another.

  • Friendships, This Love is marked by a best friend when we share or go through life experiences. Maybe someone at school, a comrade in war, and any life event you helped each other through.

Human love is imperfect, shaped by individual experiences, cultural influences, and societal expectations. It can be fleeting, subject to change, and vulnerable to external factors. Despite its imperfections, human love remains a fundamental aspect of the human experience, providing comfort, joy, and a sense of belonging.

In contrast, the Bible portrays a divine and unwavering love that transcends human understanding. The Scriptures abound with verses that illustrate God’s love for humanity. One of the most well-known verses, John 3:16, states, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” This verse encapsulates the sacrificial nature of God’s love, emphasizing the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Another example of God’s love is found in Romans 8:38-39, which declares, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” This passage underscores the omnipotence and enduring nature of God’s love, reassuring believers of their eternal connection to Him.

While human love is inherently flawed and subject to change, God’s love is perfect, unchanging, and unconditional. God loves us so much He sent his Son Jesus to die for us. 

In closing let me ask you this… Have you experienced God’s Love? Being in love with someone gives us an indescribable feeling. Do you have that indescribable feeling with God? If You want that feeling you must have a relationship with God.

So, how is your relationship with God? Maybe you never had a relationship with God, or maybe you have fallen away from God and need to renew your relationship. Because we do not know how much time we have left on this earth… we need to act now.  Please take the time now and pray…tomorrow maybe too late.

Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and arose from the grave. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” and in Romans 10:9 tells us, ”that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

I pray that you will experience God’s love.   

God Bless


I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observation. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment, please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com or the form below.

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.  John 3:16



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