October 23: More on Love.

These are the words of a friend of mine who has graciously allowed me to share them, but wishes to remain anonymous. ENJOY. -E

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I wonder why I love love so much.  Every favorite song, movie, and memory of mine has an overwhelming, underlying theme of love.  Why do we need love? Want love so badly?  What is love?  Have I ever really felt love?  I would like to think so.  I don’t know that I have ever fallen into love with someone.  But I do know the warmth of a close friend’s arms wrapped tight around me has to be somewhere near love.  I know that the empty hole left in my heart after my grandfather passed was love lost.  I know that the joy I feel in a dark world is a Father’s heavenly love for me.  I have seen love.  I have felt love.  I know love.  Someday, I hope he will find me.  Someday, I hope to be able to claim a man’s love as my own.  But for now, I will rest knowing that love is here and now.  The world had once convinced me love was but one thing; one man, one woman, one promise.  But I see love in one sunrise, one embrace, One God.  I see love in friendships.  I see love in my grandmother’s smile that has lived well beyond her “one love”.  I see love eternal with my One and Only True Love, in Romans 5:8.  Turns out this worldly one love that had once fooled me has fooled me no longer.  Love surrounds.  It is never ceasing, immortal, unending, and present.
 
Love is here. Love is now.
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