Tuesday, February 11, 2014

the dance of love.

Ah, love - a four letter word that means so many things. We "love" chocolate. We "love" our new sneakers. We "love" traveling. We "love" our parents. We "love" warm weather. We "love" to read. We "love" our friends. This "love" we speak of - what are we really saying? Surely, we do not feel the same way about chocolate that we do our nearest and dearest friends. 

Beyond that, when we say that "God is LOVE," do we even know what we are inferring? My main man, C.S. Lewis, has some thoughts on this and I just can't keep from sharing. Per usual, he breaks it down far better and provides the words that paint such a tangible picture of something we will never fully comprehend this side of heaven.

All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that ‘God is love’. But they seem not to notice that the words ‘God is love’ have no real meaning unless God contains at least two Persons. Love is something that one person has for another person. If God was a single person, then before the world was made, He was not love. Of course, what these people mean when they say that God is love is often some- thing quite different: they really mean ‘Love is God’. They really mean that our feelings of love, however and wherever they arise, and whatever results they produce, are to be treated with great respect. Perhaps they are: but that is something quite different from what Christians mean by the statement ‘God is love’. They believe that the living, dynamic activity of love has been going on in God forever and has created everything else.

And that, by the way, is perhaps the most important difference between Christianity and all other religions: that in Christianity God is not a static thing—not even a person—but a dynamic, pulsating activity, a life, almost a kind of drama. Almost, if you will not think me irreverent, a kind of dance.
I can't get enough of that last line - God is not a static thing...but a dynamic, pulsating activity...a kind of dance. It is so beautiful to imagine the Trinity as this glorious dance, pulsating. What a beautiful love to celebrate this Valentine's Day - the greatest love of all - love Himself.

"and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God."
Ephesians 3:17-19


Anonymous said...

I love this, and I love you! XOXOXO, seester

elisa said...

just beautiful! thank you for sharing, fuzzy!

RL said...

thanks for the blog love, seester and fuzz. i couldn't help but sharing this beautiful snippet from my main man, Mr. Lewis. glad it blessed you both.