Don’t You Want Somebody to Love?

It’s a great question. Love. A great topic. Kinda scary. Very scary.

What is it about it that freaks us out? What is it about love that causes us to do crazy things to get it and run from those who want to give it?

I know people who love people, they see more in those they love than those people see in themselves. What is it about love that causes that? We see more in people than they see in themselves. We don’t see what they do, we see who they are. What they do, certainly effects us…because of love, but it doesn’t change the fact…..that we love them.

If this it how it works for flawed, broken, imperfect humans, can’t that point to something bigger? If we can experience this amazingly beautiful, painful, mysterious, awe-inspiring thing called love and feel that way for another human being, what does that mean when the Bible tells us God loves us?

God. Love. Truth.

The truth is that God loves us. He loves you.

There’s a saying that goes, “It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” To experience real, true love and have someone love you back can be the greatest thing this side of heaven.

Don’t you want somebody to love?

Don’t you want somebody to love you?

If you have a heartbeat, the answer is yes. Even if you don’t think so. We are wired to desire it. Why? Because God IS love.

It is expressed through our relationships with other people. We love other people because God loved us first. Love is contagious.

Love is like a yawn.

Sometimes you don’t mind expressing it when it overwhelms you. Other times other people are doing it and it just kind of jumps on you. While still other times it can get annoying because of how you’re feeling. Love is one of those things that you can’t help but well….love. And that may be the reason some people run from it. Because, above everything else, love is risky. And to love something so risky is to open yourself up to uncertainty.

Which just another thing that makes is so wonderful.

Don’t you want somebody to love?

R I S K.

Love God. Love People.

About andy

I like to talk, I like to write. I like to share. This blog lets me do those things. It's just my thoughts, things that happen to me. I'm a pastor and the director of a non-profit organization called Refuge Ministries. (By the way, the thoughts shared on this blog are in no way associated with Refuge, they are just mine...so, don't get upset).
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