Feels like a Valentine’s post. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t but if you’re willing to find out why Love Is Red… enjoy the ride.
The street vendor tells me that love is those red roses that he’s got on sale. They’re more pricey than but hey there is a cost to love, isn’t there? Love is the red dress, red wine and maybe the red teddy bear.
I have learnt that if he loves you then he’ll shower you with these red gifts. The red picture is painted as a transaction of sorts and many have learnt to give their all so that the love may remain red.
Still,there is another type of love He who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, for God is love… We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
I John 4:8 & 16 (WEB)
God is eternally one, of a single mind and purpose, unchanging. Therefore, if God is love, He is love forever, from before the creation of the world until after the end of time. He is love that never changes. He is not love today and hate tomorrow. He is not love in some situations and indifference in others. He is not love until I disobey him and then vengeance, love forgotten. His character is not dependent on my actions. All of his acts and all of his purpose are consistent with love.
The most well known verse is John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” So one way God defines love is in the act of giving. However, what God gave (or should we say, “who” God gave) was not a mere gift-wrapped present; God sacrificed His only Son so that we, who put our faith in His Son, will not spend eternity separated from Him. This is an amazing love, because we are the ones who choose to reject God, yet it’s God who mends the separation through His intense personal sacrifice, and all we have to do is accept His gift.
When I think of the gift, I think of the cross. When I think of the cross, I think of the blood. When I think of the blood, I think of his love. The blood that was shed on the cross is red. So when you think of love, remember this Love Is Red.
Happy Belated Valentines Y’all.