Over the past few years I’ve been increasingly finding similarity between love & energy.
According to the First Law of Thermodynamics, “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change form”.
Energy takes many forms, eg. Sound energy, heat energy, etc. Similarly, Love takes many forms: eg. brother/sisterly/friendship love, infatuation love, intimate romantic love, love for ones child etc and the ultimate unfailing love that God gives us. All are vital for us to live, for our communities to survive and our friendships to flourish.
Ever noticed that the way a child is loved by a mother seems to be passed down to the way a child loves? Or that when a daughter lacks the love of the father she often lacks the ability to love without first filling her need of love? If the love I have received came from somewhere, where did it originate from? I’d say God is the ultimate love source. As we receive the love of God, from him or via others, perhaps then and only then, we can give it to others.
As young people, sometimes it’s easy to confuse genuine friendship love for a different form of love. I’ve found myself guilty of this on various occasions. Any time I notice myself allow my love to change to an inappropriate form for this time in my life, I make conscious efforts to alter this.
Just like energy, I believe it can be tangibly changed to a suitable form for differing circumstances. For this reason I believe investing time, encouragement & love into others will never go to waste. It always have the potential to change form and be passed on to others :)
In my opinion the most important factor of this concept is that our energy source of love comes firstly from God. He is the ultimate source of Love. He alone completes us. He formed us and gave us the ability to love as he has done to us. If I refuse his love, not only do I miss out on it, but I lack the ability to love others. This challenges me!
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 dishonor 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.”
This concept I’ve been thinking about for a few years now is progressively building. It probably has it’s loopholes but it’s helped me understand many things about myself and others. I’m aware I have so much to learn and long to know Gods love more so I may learn to love others in the same way!! :)
Final words, receive Gods gift of love, you were made with it & are designed to share it!!