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posted Feb 23, 2016, 6:56 PM by Beautiful Zion

     There was an estimated 20 billion dollars spent during Valentine’s weekend and still someone was left out.  All of this was in an effort to express how much we loved that very special someone.  “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for a friend.” This is what Jesus did for us, and not one person was forgotten.  First and foremost God is love! “He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” It is impossible to know God intimately without loving others, for God is love.  Jesus demonstrates the highest form of love that is agape love which is selfless, sacrificial, and unconditional.  This type of love is not about self gratification; it gives and forgives regardless of what we have done.

     Everybody wants to be loved, even the meanest of people.  Many are afraid to love or be loved because of pass experiences.  People do not know how to receive or give love; because their life has been one lustful and judgmental relationship after another.  When someone comes along and treats you with respect, kindness, and shows you genuine love, you automatically begin to think they are trying to take advantage of you.  These who were once bold and beautiful, have become young and restless. While searching for tomorrow the days of their lives passes them by, as they begin looking for love in all the wrong places, and trying to fill a void that only Jesus can fill.

     Jesus loves you this I know for the Bible tells me so.  God is love and love does not define Him, but He defines love.  “There is no fear in love, love suffers long, does not envy, parade itself, or puffed up, love does not behave rudely, seeks its own, not provoked, thinks no evil, love bears all, believes, hopes and endures all things, love never fails or vanishes away. Faith, hope, and love abide, but the greatest is love”.    

                                                  Who loves you?