At the risk of sounding even older than I am, I’ll admit to remembering the single frame, black and white comic “Love Is.” For those of you who are not as old as dirt – this was a chubby, cherub-esque, 70’s kind of stylin’, naked cartoon couple that would appear daily in the newspaper with a cliché little saying about love.
“Love Is….snuggling together on the couch.”
“Love Is….making him chicken soup when he is sick.”
“Love Is….a relationship like ours.”
Yeah, I know – kind of gags you – but to a 12 year old girl who didn’t have social media, twitter and Pinterest….well – you know.
Then there is the whole “wedding sermon” version of Love Is….from 1 Corinthians 13:4 “Love is patient, love is kind…..” etc, etc, that most of us are familiar with. Truer words were never spoken and you have to admit – not quite as gaggy.
How about this one? Love is infinite. Unlike my Fitzkee’s chocolate peanut butter egg, love is one of those gifts that you can share and never have any less. Even if you are at 19 kids and counting – there is still more than enough love for number twenty. (Or maybe that’s
how you end up with 20 – who knows?)
But most importantly – I believe – love is eternal. Love was the driving force when Jesus conquered death and rose again. His love for you and me.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38
Now, THAT is love.