But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (KJV).
Why Love? This is a very tricky question, and the motive for asking may come amidst mixed feelings, emotions, or perceptions. So, arguably the answers to the question will depend on how the individual perceives based on their understanding of the question.
The answer(s) given may be for or against the whole concept of love. Love is a universal phenomenon and concept. It is one concept or phenomenon that is held in high esteem, whether by people who understand this concept or those who may not fully understand what it is all about.
It is so strange how much love can accomplish or do; how much it can get away with as long as whatever is done is in the name of love. That is why the saying goes, “love makes the world go round.”
Nevertheless, whether we or the world, in general, understand this concept of love or not, it leaves us with no doubt that love is a unique and vast concept. It is so unique and vast that it still leaves us a lot of room to explore. Why is this so?
The reason why is that love has a deeper and far greater meaning than we can ever imagine. The world thinks that it understands or can fathom love, however, from all we see happening all around us in the world today, we will agree that we are a far cry from what we think love is all about.
Our vision of love only stops at the surface, soulish emotional levels. Unfortunately, this kind of love can never take us far enough. It can only last to the extent our human limitations allow it, and this cannot achieve the right or lasting results we want. The reason why is because love is greater than our human abilities, but rather has power and a life force of its own.
Even more amazing, is that this power and life force never dies it lives beyond time to eternity. It is this power in love that created us, the whole universe, and everything visible and invisible. So, what is love? Love is a person, and this person is God Almighty in Christ Jesus.
“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4: 16 (KJV).
The Bible verse above gives us a vivid description of love. Which is that “love is God, and God is love.” Love sums up the whole totality, and essence of who God is. We may wonder, how did God demonstrate this love to us? This is a very good question because love can be said to be love, only when it is demonstrated for all to see.
Romans 5:8 which is also our Bible verse for today, answers this question for us, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (KJV). Therefore, Jesus Christ is the demonstration of God’s love for us.
This Bible verse, therefore, tells us that love is very real, powerful, and has an eternal life force. This revelation of who and what love is, brings us to our initial question- Why love?
Based on our conversations above we can deduce the following reasons briefly:
1. Love is God. 1John 4:16
2. Love came to earth from heaven to die and give Himself for us. Romans 5:8
3. Love created us for His good pleasure Colossians 1:15-20
4. Love delivered us from the power of darkness, sin, and death. Colossians 1:13.
5. Love reconciled us back to God the Father. 2 Corinthians 5:18.
6. Love has given us all things to freely enjoy, which also includes eternal life. 1 Timothy 6:17; 1 John 5: 11; John 10:10
7. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:8.
We can go on and never come to an end in presenting our argument for the reasons why we must choose love. The cards have been laid out on the table for all to decide, therefore, it is left for us to choose and decide wisely.
Our ability to walk and experience love to the fullest capacity will determine how much we know the person who is love Himself and decide to stand on the side of this person—Jesus the Son of God.
Ebimobo W. Obasi
PLEASE PRAY ALONG:
A Prayer of Thanks for God’s Grace.
FATHER GOD, Thank You for sending Your Son to take on the weight of our mistakes. You demonstrated the ultimate act of love by caring for us while we were still sinners. Thank You for giving us grace and showing us mercy. In JESUS MIGHTY NAME AMEN.