God is love. (1 John 4:8)
We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
For God so loved the world... (John 3:16)
And these three remain: Faith, Hope, and Love. But the greatest of these is Love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. (Matthew 22:37-40)
God doesn't take love lightly. To Him it is important. He makes sure that we know we are loved by Him always. This message is riddled throughout the Bible. I know all my examples from above are from the new testament but even in the old testament it is very evident that God loves us with an ever burning passion. "Do not be afraid because or them for the Lord your God goes with you. He will never leave nor forsake you." (Dt. 31:6) This verse may not straight up cry "I love you", but it sure does show that we are loved. Here we are promised that God will never leave our side. Even though we mess up and are rude and moody, we are promised that God will always be there.
In our society today, the four letter word that should carry the importance bestowed upon it throughout the Bible is tossed around like it is nothing. We use the word LOVE in a way that diminishes its importance. Its like taking a flower and one by one handing a single petal to a friend. By the time you are done using the flower for your simple purpose, there is not a flower left but merely a stem. You have taken something beautiful and meaningful and turned into a nothing.
If we go through each day using love as a mere word and not as a something so much more, then what is the point of saying "I love you"? In the Bible, love is depicted as something more then an emotion, something more than an adjective used to describe how much you like pizza, something more. It's important. It's valuable. It's the greatest of these. "If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to the hardships that I may boast, but do not have love, then I gain nothing." (1 Corinthians 13:3) If we do not have love, if we do not find the kind of love that God has given us, then we gain nothing because love is not to be taken lightly.
Because LOVE is GOD. (1 John 4:8)
"Anyone can show up when you're happy. But the ones who stay by your side when your heart falls apart, they are your true friends."
I am Samantha, and my goal for this blog is to basically share my experiences as a teenager. Basically, I am a teen. I have many hopes and dreams, many fears and insecurities that I let hold me back. There is so much that goes on in my life. Sometimes it is a struggle, and that is what this blog is about.