I love you
by Ma. Hannah Sanchez
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Do you know what it is like to fall in love? I have not. But with all the romantic stories that surround me through media this day, it makes me see a glimpse of what's it like. Television presents more than enough information on what's it like to have someone to walk beside you. Romantic novels has a way of arousing emotions. Pictures has a way of making me imagine the feeling. Songs expressing love just makes it more desirable. But what is love? What does it mean to say I love you. Is it simply arouse by compatibility or by something much more than the eye can see? What is this thing that people called love? As I try to examine the way people think of love, I realize that people has very different ways on describing it. Some considered it as a way to have fun. Others considers love as something that gives them inspiration. There are also those that considers love as something that makes life worth living. Whatever way they believe love to be, they search for it. They search and long for it. Love for them is like something so precious that if they found it, letting it go would really hurt. Unfortunately some have resulted into self-destruction. People who have loss their first love through situations they may or may have not made end up in depression. That usually happens when the person love it too much. That is why some had firmly decided to keep their head always above their heart. That resolution of course proved to be less satisfying than people would like to believe. Anyone who thinks that emotions can be controlled is surely to be overwhelm once emotions are arouse.
Oh! Who am I to judge? I'm just a teenager who have never experience the intimacy of this thing called love. Indeed, at the depths of my heart I also desire to fall head over heels. There are days when I try to imagine the beauty of holding someone close beside me, the intimacy of a hug and the passion of a kiss.
Aren't I a sinner who has experience the power of God's love? Should I not be the most joyful person in this world with or without someone beside me?
YES, I AM.
Hi. I'm Hannah. In Hebrew translation, Hannah literally means the Grace of God and that is exactly how I will describe my life. You know, people say that I am a good person but I know better. Even before entering teenage years, my mind has been filled with so many wrong things about life and love. Since I was a introvert, I literally spent my childhood year in fantasies and the things that have no real value. The years that was meant for real adventures, I had spent in false desires. Believe me when I say that the principle Garbage-In-Garbage-Out is 100 % true. But by God's grace, he showed me the error of my ways and the need of salvation through His Son Jesus.
I came to know of Jesus when I was still 16. The years that follow is mark with the struggle of me and the Holy Spirit. Many times I followed my own way despite of the knowledge that the road I'm taking will still lead to pain. Yet Jesus is just amazing. By His amazing grace I came to realize that True Love is nothing like the world portrays it. The world's view on love has become so twisted that they end up in trial-and-error relationship. I came to realize that Love is not about seeing how its going to work in the future. Love is a commitment that will last forever. In this universe that seems so mysterious, Jesus knows how its going to work. He knows that even after coming to him, we will still fall. However, he still went through it all. He did it and he is not giving up on me. He is not giving up on you.
Media is filled with all the kinds of messages that defines the world's view of love . But you know what, it is never about our capacity to love. It is always about His awesome love. “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
When God Says I love you, He means I love you for eternity.
37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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