There has been a debate on what love is. Is love an emotion, is love an act. This is debate struck something in me and i just really wanted to write about it. The argument was first that Love was either an emotion or an act. However Love is a Person. Love is Jesus Christ. Jash made this comment "Love is an emotion in the form of an action." I agree completely with him on that statement. Here is what I feel.
Love... It was the greatest Action ever taken. But it was caused from the greatest emotion ever had. Really...Love is a person. Jash has is correct. love is mentioned in scripture several times.Lets look in the old testament When God says to Abraham, "take your son Isaac, whom you love...." This is God's request that Abraham sacrifice his son. Abraham followed God's command because Abraham's love for God was greater than any love for anyone else. Abraham followed the command of God and right as he went to kill his son, God sent and Angel to stop him. So From Abraham's love for God he was willing to give up his one and only son. His great love. Love for this person caused emotions, which led up to action. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."... is that not Speaking of Jesus Christ? He is love in the greatest form. He was created out of love for us, he lived out of love for us, and died out of love for us.....
I don't believe actions make emotions. Really... i feel an action is the result of an emotion. When it comes to the action of Love that we are discussing I feel that because of the emotion of love, we act. If i don't love you or care for you then i'm not going to go out of my way to do anything for you really. My emotions sometimes run my actions sadly but that is because i am but human...and a woman. haha with scripture...John 3:16 which i have already referred to... that is love. Love from the beginning being emotion. "For God so Loved the world..." He has the emotion right there. He loved us. "hat he gave his one and only Son...." giving is an action. I stand to believe that emotions come before actions. Like with anger as well. But here we are talking about Love. Also with this if we go back to the Beginning of it all the Greatest action of all life was given from Love. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1 The first verse in the entire bible. God created all. He loved us so much, he created us. Its like when a couple decided to have a baby. Its because they share a love and they would like to share their love in a new form. This is LOVE. Love in a person. Love came from an emotion which lead to an action. This action was carried out by a person, and sometimes for another person. Ok so this is the end of my rant on Love.
Anyways..whether i'm wrong or not..whatever. But in all..God Loves us. If not we wouldn't be here. Take a listen to this song. It moves my heart every time.