Love, oh such a pondering thought. What many have done for love! How destructive it can be! But what, oh! what is it? How many poets and philosophers have tried that very question? “To love another person is to see the face of God,” is how French writer Victor Hugo describes it in his novel Les Misérables. This is mirroring numerous quotes out of the Bible. That is what I want to go into. You see, love is of God, God is love. We were created in love, out of love, and with love.

7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.1 John 4:7-12, NIV

God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son! God loved us so much that he was willing to sacrifice his own Son so that we could know him. I wrote an article a couple months back called Not Religion that I went into the difference between the religions of this world and Christianity. I said that Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship. Religion is us reaching for God, whilst God sent his Son, Christ Jesus, to have a personal relationship with us. We don’t have to reach for God, because God knows that we cannot shed our sinful nature so as to reach his feet. All we need to do is call on Christ, and he comes running for us. He lifts us off our knees and hugs us and calls us brothers and sisters.

Love is the most illogical of all our emotions. Why, if it is God’s manifested in us, is it so illogical? Well, mankind made logic. We have changed what we deem logical over the last two hundred years because of evolution invading our minds. I don’t want to turn this article into an anti-evolution article, but the psychological effects of evolution on our way of looking at things has changed everything. Love breaks the wind of evolution of the selfless nature of it. It destroys the idea of everything being for survival of the fittest, and self-gain! We cannot even begin to understand what love really is without knowing God.

We can know love because God loves us! What is this love that God shows but relentless? His love is absolutely relentless! You see, the Word says that God knows all that will come before it even happens. This reasons that God knew, before he created us, that we were going to disobey Him, that we would fall from grace. Yet, His love was so relentless that he made us anyway. He loved His creation, through its faults. He knew that Noah’s line would fall to sin after the Flood, yet he let them live. He knew that we would kill his Son, Jesus Christ, yet he sent Jesus, and that is where the blow was turned. His son was killed, but it is through that death, that murder that we were saved. He allows us redemption through the blood of his son! Relentless love flowed from the tree.

Even looking at Jesus himself, you see relentless love. Jesus prophesied his own death. He knew who would betray him. He knew when, yet he showed his love for us by taking the cross to Calvary and dying. His blood and tears were spilled for us, and we didn’t even care. He died whilst we were yet sinners! Relentless!

And guess what? We are called to the same love. Yeah, if it came to our life or another, we are to give ours. We were told to love, as He has loved us. Relentlessly! So often Christians are portrayed as judgmental, but we should at our base be portrayed as loving. Anyone can judge amp#151; and there is a day coming soon when the real Judge will do just that amp#151; but for now we are to go out and love on everyone! Day after tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and I say use this day to share the love of Christ.