Everyone’s favorite talking snowman puts it right out there. Plain and simple. I don’t know if Olaf used a dictionary or anything, but he’s pretty much spot on when it comes to what love is. Maybe he should be classified as a love expert…
Love isn’t a fuzzy, warm I’m-on-top-of-the-world feeling. Love isn’t a fondness for others (or for my favorite red velvet cake). Love isn’t smiles, romantic dinners, and red roses. Love isn’t hugs and kisses or x’s and o’s.
Love is putting someone else’s needs before yours. It’s saying, “You first, I’ll go last.” Love is a sacrifice.
Jesus Christ illustrates this the best of all.
God sent his one and only son into the world as a fragile baby to die. It most certainly wasn’t Jesus’s need to live a lowly human life and end it all by hanging on a cross… It was ours. He didn’t just tell us he loved us-he showed it with his actions.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
-Romans 5:8 NIV
Jesus’s sacrifice shows, as the Jesus Storybook Bible puts it, a never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love. That’s God’s love for his children in a nutshell.
This February, during the month of love, remember that you are loved by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You are loved with a never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love.