There's a song from a timeless Disney movie that immediately comes to mind when I think of love. The song is sung by Prince Charming and Cinderella as they dance around the palace ballroom. The title of the song is, So This Is Love.
In true Disney fashion, the tune and the lyrics are beautiful, but I do take issue with the idea that love is born in a matter of minutes while taking a spin on the dance floor. Yet, it is the stuff that fairy tales are made of. But is this really love?
I think not.
Books, movies and music make up a million dollar industry that endeavors to persuade us...So This Is Love. We are pressed from every side with worldly opinions of what love is and what it means to be loved. Television and movies often depict love as cheap and expendable. A worldly view of love is—here today and gone tomorrow. If love doesn't work out this time around, no worries someone else will come along--So This Is Love?
What better day than today to set the record straight and answer this question; So This Is Love? Actually, the answer isn't a huge secret. It was super easy to find. God's word shows us over and over again what Love really is. His love is the truest love we'll ever know. It's not a parental love, a marital love, a sibling love, or even the love a child has for a parent.
In the New Testament, the disciple who identifies himself as The Beloved, recalls these words spoken by Jesus. (John 3:16 NET)
For this is the way God loved the world:
He gave his one and only son,
so that everyone who believes in him
will not perish but have eternal life.
So This Is Love.