What is Love?

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What is Love?

Everyone wants to be unconditionally loved. It is a deep human need that so few people truly discover. Are you searching for love? Do you know what love is? There are so many definitions of love. Wikipedia defines love as:  An intense feeling of deep affection.

The greatest love we can ever experience is God’s love. It is unchanging, unconditional and more powerful than any human love can possibly be. Read and meditate on the following verses in three different translations.

Ephesians 3:17b-18 NLT, “Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.”

NIV says, “I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”

The Message says, “I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights!”

What is God saying to you through these verses? Pray them for yourself. Ask God to plant both your feet on His love so that you’ll be able to grasp the extravagant dimensions of His love. I love that description of God’s love. Think about that.

The more I meditate on these verses, the more I’m beginning to grasp how much He loves me—and you. I know I still have a long ways to go though. I’m having fun getting to know the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love!

Blessings on you as you get to know God and experience His love,

Gaylyn Williams, co-author of All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go!

Remember, if you want to look up the whole passage or read it in other versions, you can click here: BibleGateway.