what love is

what love is

How Does Love Look Like?

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1 JOHN 3:16 "This is how we know what LOVE is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for others, so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters." Love is more than romance. If we want to know what true love looks like, we have to look to the cross. Jesus laid down His life so that we can receive forgiveness from our sins. On the cross, Jesus was thinking about us. He endured the pain and suffering, because he loves us, and wants us to be free from the power of sin and death. His death brought us peace with God, and through His resurrection, we can have life eternal. We don't deserve his grace, yet he loved us. That is true love. Love is laying down your life for others. It means, setting aside your own wants and desires and putting others' best interest before self. It is not self-seeking. In order to truly love, something has to die in us -- our love for ourselves.