“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
(Jeremiah 31:3 NIV)

Everyone wants to experience love but what exactly is love? Hollywood attempts to portray love in romantic films but these are just fictional stories which leave their audience empty and still searching for love. Roses are usually associated with love but these are just flowers that quickly fade away. Chocolates are exchanged by lovers but their sweetness does not last more than a few moments. The media follows beautiful people that fall in love but “charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain.” (Proverbs 31:30) Some may substitute erotic passion for love but hormonal highs don’t last. Love is sharing your food with the hungry, and giving shelter to the homeless. Love is giving clothes to those who need them, and not hiding from relatives who need your help. (Isaiah 58:7) Love is eternal and only God’s love will last because he is eternal. Love is God for God is love. Dear Lord, “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.” (Psalm 63:3)