I used to think love is a feeling, now I know that love is a commitment. Sure love can make you tingle and maximise your senses, it can soften a stubborn heart and make it like a sponge that soaks up the environment its in. If love is based on feeling then it becomes as reliable as the British weather, we all know that’s not very reliable. Love needs to be more of a climate, a steadfast flow of commitment like the sun shining over the Sahara or the snow falling at the Poles, it is this love that can make a difference to the environment. Quick love may bring a flash flood to the souls, but it will never transform the land of our hearts into something truly beautiful, only a steady flow of unrelenting commitment can accomplish this.
In a world that seems to be on a dimmer switch turning down, we need to be love like a dimmer switch turning up. When the day light fades away its time to turn on the light.
If I was asked by an atheist what I think about love, I would say that love is the proof that evolution is not possible. The reason, because love means to care for others and to sacrifice our self for the benefit of others. Evolution can never trigger this response because the idea pronounces that we only exist by chance and that destiny is down to our choices. Love stretches beyond this. It shows that we have purpose and that our maker created us with a purpose, and that even when we make wrong choices the God of love can bring good out of them. Love is unexplainable if we only exist by chance, we can conjure up many theories and make some smart suggestions. Yet, if we leave God out the equation then what are we left with? Even atheists put God back in the equation in their pursuit of how the universe began by calling it ‘the God particle’.
Can we love without God? Each person is capable of love simply because we were made in Gods image and each have the capacity of love. Many people in this world are kind, generous and caring towards others without knowing God. Yet without constant communion with God then love can grow cold fast. Circumstances, trauma, break ups and so on, darkness can easily snuff the light when things go wrong.
This is why God wants us to know him personally and not just to know of him or ignore that he exists. The world changes, people change, circumstances change but God is always the same, always love because thats who God is. Its great to love our families, friends and partners but its even better when we have God in these relationships too. Love takes whole new levels when Christ steps into our lives. To go to new heights can be difficult, but this journey of love is worth it. Why do people climb mountains? Because the view at the top is breath taking and after a long hard journey to get there, they appreciate it so much more. Love is not always lovey dovey and smoochy smoochy, sometimes its tough and requires some hardcore relentless commitment. Choose to love like this though, then watch the world transform around you!