Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Blog, Spritual Thoughts, Verses for the King | 1 comment LOVE-love-36983825-1680-1050

We can only learn true love from God. God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son. (John 3:16) That is love. That is the kind of self-sacrificing, undeserved love that we have from God! That love moves us to love others, truly love others. God’s love is a beautiful, perfect pattern for us to thankfully try to follow as his saved children. That is true for all our various relationships. The short poem below attempts to sum up and express that kind of love. Of course, 1 Corinthians 13 is a go-to passage for this subject and I encourage you to read it along with the poem.

Love is no fairytale
That you fall into fast
Just an unexplainable feeling
Such “love” does not last.
That’s the love of the world
That gives to receive
That feels good and stays
But then sours and leaves.

True love is hearty labor,
So stubbornly soft
That it gives what is good
When receiving what is not.

Love is patient and kind,
It long suffers to serve,
Says, “What can I do?”
Not, “What do I deserve?”

Love is an ongoing choice
Heart-warm and true
To meet the needs of another
With all you think, say and do.

  • Cindy Jenkins

    This is a great reminder to ask God daily to help us see and love others as He sees and loves them.