The Cost of Love

24 08 2009

I heard recently about someone leaving his wife because, among other things, he’s not sure if he loves her anymore. That makes me want to rip the floorboards up and eat them. What about his wedding vows? What does God say about it?

Love is not primarily about emotions. Its about practical, costly action. That’s what the cross was about. That’s what we need to be about.

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. (1 John 3:16)

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3 responses

1 09 2009
Linda Watson

Amen, say on etc. When loves runs out but there is still commitment there is hope for survival. Quite simply, this is my testimony.

3 09 2009
JohnGreenview

Absolutely. I personally have had a difficult time having as you know a very difficult wife. But seriously, your point needs made over and over, and from the pulpit.

4 09 2009
Neil

This song by Yvonne Lyon seems appropriate:

Love, love is a choice
A promise made
Love, love is a quest
In hearts alive
Love, love is a song
Of faith and fear
And love will carry you home.

Love, love is a flame
Intense and free
Love, love is a storm
In desert skies
Love, love is a flood
Of torrent tears
And love will carry you home.

Love that loves for beauty’s sake
Will soon as beauty die (repeat)

Love, love is a sea
Too long, too deep
Love, love is a dream
In heaven born
Love, love is a piece
Of kingdom come
And love will carry you home.

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