Love: The Most Excellent Way

· It Never Fails ·

Love is in the Air

It always warms my heart witnessing love on Valentine’s Day and hearing friends and colleagues talk about their plans for the occasion. 

Some new lovebirds are going all out with a dinner date, roses and a present; others who have been married for decades see it as just another day to stay at home.

My hubby and I, on the other hand, are hopeless romantics even after being together now for 20 years with out 19th year wedding anniversary on the 29th of May, 2024. 

Regardless of how tired we are or how much we don’t want to drag ourselves off the cosy couch after a long day at work, we push ourselves to celebrate the moment. 

We try to reason that we don’t need Valentine’s Day to remind us that we love each other as we still enjoy a weekly date night when schedules allow. 

However, there is something special about going out to a restaurant and seeing all the lovebirds gazing deeply into each other’s eyes.

Mature Love

After being together for 20 years, it can be very easy to become lazy about putting effort into a relationship or keeping the romance alive. So, we make sure we work at it on a daily basis with yearly traditions in place to enjoy.

My hubby and I have gone through all types of love in two decades – from the doe-eyed love, puppy type, can’t live without you stage to ‘it’s hard to love you’ phase. 

What we have now discovered, as we made our way out to dinner with one red rose in hand, was how much our love has matured. It’s steadfast and unshakeable. It’s not wishy-washy or conditional, but is solid and strong. 

The Right Type of Love

The definition of love is different for everybody. For us, our definition of love is defined in the following Bible verses below. 

It’s a love that is unconditional and puts the other first:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:13

13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Whatever your definition of love is, I hope that you will have a ponder on the above and recognise that deep love stands firm at all times.

May your heart be filled to the brim with the right type of love. 

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