Night or day, rain or shine, storm or tranquil afternoon; I carry within me a Spring time born of eternity. The Love of God in Christ Jesus plays out in my heart and mind without ceasing.
This love is like a musical waterfall of exquisite emotions, thoughts, doings and experiences. It’s no more a religion then the beautiful explosion of love between the young man and a woman, his new found lifelong best friend.
God’s love causes me to smell the colors of the world around me. He shows me the dance of sound in the fabric of air. Words, all words, become living creatures as the Word of Life comes near to caress with truth.
I am useless to man. The Living promise has finally caught me in an eternal embrace. I tried to pay attention to the things that matter most to men, but fail miserably and often .The beautiful patience of God stoked a fire in me to make him blessed with his desire.
All of this, and vastly more, gives me reason to ponder the definition of love among men. So very much is made of the love between a man and a woman. Books, songs, poetry, movies, and all the trinkets produced as a celebration of joy and longevity. All this commotion for something that cannot possibly last. The hurricane of reality sweeps down from the mountains to devastate the joy of first love between man and wife. Most marriages disintegrate to a bond of friendship at best. At worst, they disintegrate to nothing.
The captivating emotions of human love produce something similar to the love of God within his beloved ones. But people are people. They are everything but stable. Greed, impatience, expectations, and everything associated with self begins to ruin first love’s beauty. Eventually death takes it all away.
But how is it that so much is made of the love of man, which is so transitory, while virtually nothing is celebrated toward the love of God? The love of God simply becomes a place to cry out for help when everything we wanted falls apart.