As I ponder the meaning of true love and what it means to me, my mind immediately pictures the flowers, kisses, and heartfelt letters I so often am met with. But I know love is shown in many different ways, and right now in our lives, we’re still adjusting to having a newborn — which involves many sleepless nights. It’s during these times I am reminded how grateful I am to have Chad who has helped me through each night, and carried so much of the “work load” that comes with having five little ones.
This afternoon, as I was feeling less than attractive (ahem . . . with the leftover baby belly + messy bun + milk-stained shirt), Chad greeted me with a big hug and “you’re so beautiful” whispered in my ear. Honestly, my first reaction was to laugh, picturing myself in all the glory of motherhood, but I knew deep in his heart he genuinely meant what he said. When I think of Chad, he isn’t just a husband that says “I love you,” but he shows his love to me by his actions every single day. Chad is the easiest person I’ve ever loved.
But when I think of God’s love, I’m honestly blown away, because He not only loved those who accepted Him, but He loved His enemies — those who hated Him. That is powerful. That is supernatural. His love is not based on our goodness or actions, but love is Who God is.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
He gave His all for you — for me. He loves unconditionally and eternally. His love truly lasts forever. It’s His free gift to those who will just receive it.
1 Corinthians 13:13 says, “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”