Many times when we see or read the word LOVE we think of that one person we want to spend our lives with.
We think of romantic love, the kind that ends in life long home building. We think of physical attraction and sex.
I learnt the hard way that is a very limited view.
Love is acceptance, choices, work, correction, connection, compassion, discipline, forgiveness, hope, truth, conversation, joy, strength, belief and so much more, is STABILISING.
Love is friendship, built over time, tested in the fire, peppered with pain and healing, painted in bold and brilliant colours, supported by soft tones and rich depth, is DETERMINED.
Love challenges the status quo, grows deep stable roots, builds strong foundations and walls, never stops growing, is FOUNDATIONAL.
Love speaks to the Spirit, links hearts in silence, creates understanding, joins hearts and minds, holds hope close, hears the cry of the heart, sees the hidden tears, understands without spoken words, is ILLIMITABLE.
Love transforms strangers to acquaintances, acquaintances to friends, friends to family, family to confidants and pillars, is A PROCESS.
Love recognises when things are not working, seeks out conversation, works to improve and correct, is devoted to true healing and reconciliation, is UNRELENTING
Love changes us irreversibly, strengthens, fuels our hopes, drives our dreams, lights the path, inspires, instigates, enables, GROWS DAILY.
Love is LIFE…
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
I Corinthians 13:13 NKJV
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV