Starting tomorrow evening, my husband and I are teaching at a True Love Waits retreat. I’m also on the verge of finishing up a difficult draft of a story that takes a hard look at the nature of true love. Whether between spouses, among family members or friends, true love follows Christ’s example. While I wouldn’t presume to tackle the vast topic of Christ’s love, I hope to provoke some thoughts.
True Love initiates – God chose us without waiting to see how we would respond. True Love boldly and confidently makes the first move.
True Love risks – God knew that we would reject Him, and He chose to love us anyway. True Love understands that love may not be reciprocated, but chooses to love anyway.
True Love sacrifices – Jesus Christ sacrificed more for us than we comprehend. However, His sacrifice wasn’t wasted on our selfish aspirations. He sacrificed to redeem us.
True Love commits – Jesus said He would never leave us or forsake us. Never. True Love isn’t shallow or fair-weather. It is forever.
True Love is not a feeling, it is a decision.