In the midst of doing some premarital counseling, and our Wednesday evening Bible class focusing on 1 Corinthians 13, Love has been coming up quite a bit. How would you define love? The feeling you get when you’re around that special someone? The bond you share with someone, like your mother (who I hope you don’t forget this Sunday)? Love is a tricky one to define, especially since we experience in such different ways from relationship to relationship.
Let me suggest to you today that the core of all loving relationships is commitment. As a parent, I’m committed to doing what’s necessary to make sure my son is mentally, physically, and spiritually well. As a friend, I’m concerned about the well-being of my friends, and am willing to help them with whatever they need. As a spouse, I’m focused on what my mate needs from me in order to live a healthy and happy life.
And, just in case you weren’t sure about this idea, take some time today to think about God’s commitment to us. Mankind has done nothing but turn their backs on Him time after time after time. And, what has been God’s response through the ages? Forgiveness. Redemption. Salvation. Thankfully, God doesn’t give up quite as quickly as we do. Thankfully, He’s not as quick to decide it isn’t worth His trouble. So, take just a few moments today to thank God for His commitment to you. His love for you.