Friday, November 21, 2008

Love is.

Everyone wants to feel loved. We crave it. We crave love, attention and acceptance. If a baby is born and is not touched and is completely ignored, it will die. Die from the lack of feeling loved. Love is what we cry out for in our actions, our words, our clothing, and our music. We sing about it, we watch movies and cry about it, and we put ourselves in compromising relationships to feel love.

The words, I wanna know what love is... or, looking for love in all the wrong places... It's showing us that not only does our world need love, it's crying out to know where it is and what it is. You can try to find acceptance from a group of friends by doing something impressive. You live on a high for a bit but that doesn't fulfill you completely. You never got the love you thought you needed from your parents, so you spend your years in and out of unhealthy relationships giving everything you have until there is nothing left. You turn to alcohol to take your mind off of things because you don't want to deal with it. Getting drunk is fun and you're happy. You take drugs to calm it all down so you can function in everyday life. You over indulge in food because you are so depressed that you are overweight, but you keep eating more because you find comfort in it.

Love is not complicated. Love is patient. Love is kind. Love is not rude. Love does not get jealous. Love does not brag or is arrogant. Love is not selfish or quick tempered. Love doesn't keep count of wrongs that others do. Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful and trusting. Love never fails.

Do you want the kind of love that makes you feel like the only person in the world? Someone that knows everything about you. Someone that smiles in adoration at your every move. A pure love that can never ever stop loving you no matter what you do. No matter what you've done. And knowing that you might really screw up in the future. They still love you. They ache so badly with love for you. They're crazy, madly, and unconditionally in love. With you. They would even sit there, reaching out to you for the rest of your life, taking a chance that you might never ever give them the time of day. They would still love you just as much. The would jump at your every request. They would show you the beauty of nature and say it was all for you. They would even die for you. And they did. His name is Jesus. He is the most romantic, the most caring, understanding, and perfect one.

The reason the world is searching and searching for love and can't ever be completely fulfilled is because they look for it everywhere other than where it really is. It can only be found in Jesus. I know this from experience. I have ran many times to different avenues. Alcohol, guys, food, and acting out for attention. We as humans will only keep running until we stop. Turn around. And look at this beautiful person holding out their nail scarred hands, their kind and gentle eyes, and their accepting smile, and take hold. Take hold of his hands. He will never stop loving you, never let you down, and never let you go.