I Believe In Love
By Linda C Dipman
            
    My heart skipped a beat as it excitedly pounded in my chest after hearing the words, 'I love you'!  They
resounded in my mind as I realized that I loved with my whole being.  I had never felt this way before and now I
knew that : "I believed in love."

    When love is returned it is like a symphony of music coming together in a crescendo.  It is like finding a treasure
so valuable that you become bubbly over what you will do with your gigantic find.  It is like the most romantic love
song that demands you drop everything in order to hold onto the one you love.  

    Love is a feeling that binds two souls together for a lifetime.   A house that is built on a foundation of love that
stands up against anyone or anything that comes against it.

    Song of Songs 1: 2-4a, "Your lips cover me with kisses;  your love is better than wine.  
There is a fragrance about you; the sound of your name recalls it.  No woman could keep from loving you.  
Take me with you, and we'll run away; be my king and take me to your room. We will be happy together, drink
deep, and lose ourselves in love."

    Love demands a reaction.  It swells within your soul and bursts into a flame of fire that will not go out.  It makes
you stand up to parents, society and cultures.  It is a force so strong that it empowers lovers to give up everything
just to passionately hold onto their love.

    Song of Songs 8: 6&7, "Close your heart to every love but mine; hold no one in your arms but me.  Love is as
powerful as death;  passion is as strong as death itself.  It burst into flame and burns like a raging fire.
    Water cannot put it out; no flood can drown it.  But if anyone tried to buy love with his wealth, contempt is all he
would get."

    Love is a feeling that surpasses all understanding.  It is a force that is so strong that when activated it cannot be
denied.  Love holds two people together and makes them one person, a family that can stand up to the storms of
life and win whatever battle that rages against them.

    Many people ask why love is so powerful a force.  Let me tell you the story of love.  Love created the universe in
all of its magnificent splendor.  Love erupts in the hearts of man because it is not just a feeling but a "Deity"!  

    Let me explain to you the story of love.  God is Love!  Love is the reason why we exist.  Love is why man was
formed.  Love is the reason why our world has life.  From the very beginning of existence God revealed His very
nature through the concept of Love.

    Whenever you love another person you are reflecting God's identity.  Whenever your heart jumps for joy
because of love, you are reacting as if God were inside of your heart connecting you to the heart of another.  Love
is like a super glue that is so strong, it cannot break.

    1 John 4: 7&8, "Dear friends, let us love one another because love comes from God.  Whoever loves is a child
of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love."

    Real love is electrifying.  It stimulates our senses and opens our eyes to celebrating every part of life.  It helps
us to look past a difficult job, an illness, or the devastation of losing our home in a flood.  It gives us the strength to
begin our lives all over again because we have someone to share the every day burdens of life.

    Knowing that God is love helps us to achieve the impossible.  He keeps couples together when they have a
difficult child on drugs.  He helps families survive hurricanes and wars.  He gives strength when a person is
desperately fighting the attacks of aids and cancer.  God is not just love, He gives life in a cruel and corrupt world.

    It is so important to understand that God is love.  His supernatural capability rescues us when human strength
has given out.  Just think of how love feels.  It swells in our hearts and pushes us out of depression and
hopelessness.  Love reacts like a supernatural flow of positive energy.  It endures destructive fires and injustices
we suffer in a court of law.  Love never gives up on you and it never fails!

    When we live in a world where there is so much negativity then understanding the difference between love and
hate is essential.   The media, television programs and radio blame God for every bad thing that hurts people.  
Movies and television tell us it's okay to take God's name in vain, blaming Him for the decisions that bad guys make
in real life and on the silver screen.  

    Evil people who have given into the dark side of living life have no respect for love.  Remember, God is love!  If
the soul of a person is geared towards evil then love is their enemy.  If a television program condemns God then it
is showing people that it is not interested in true love.

    We are in a world where good and evil walk side by side.  This is the reason why it is so hard to hold onto love.  
When we don't have God in our lives then all we have is temporary human love.  Human love is easily tempted by
the lure of another person who wants to break up your relationship.  Human love cannot last because it depends
on the binding force of Satan. Satan cannot hold love together because he fights against love.  Remember God is
love.

    Satan is the god of this world and this is the reason why our world is full of corruption and evil.  Satan wants to
destroy people's lives.  He wants to stop God from reaching down from heaven and protecting love in the hearts of
men.  

    1 John 1: 5, "Now the message that we have heard from his Son and announce is this:  God is light, and there is
no darkness at all in him."

    This means that God can do no evil to anyone.  He doesn't harm people by bringing disaster.  God loves people
and He fights for His very nature to be inside a person's heart.  His spirit helps us to stand up against evil and to
hold onto love.  While Satan is the great deceiver and he wants to destroy love.

    1 John 3: 10, "Here is the clear difference between God's children and the Devil's children:  anyone who does
not do what is right or does not love his brother is not God's child."

    When God's very nature of love dwells in our hearts it binds the love of two people together.   Love is a
supernatural power that gives us the strength to stand our ground against anything the enemy Satan can do to
people.  While Satan wants to destroy our lives, God gives us the ability to win every battle that tries to come
against us.

    Songs of Songs was written by King Solomon.  He had a thousand wives and knew all about passionate human
love.  Many Jews and theologians have interpreted this book as a correlation between God and the love He has for
His people.

    God loves and adores people.  He is our husband guiding us with the hand of love through an evil world filled
with hate.  It is important to hold tightly to love.  I believe in love, but all people who disrespect God and use His
name in vain have no concept of love!

    Song of Songs  7: 10, "I belong to my lover, and he desires me."

    God is the lover of people and when we ask Him into our lives then His love becomes our protector against
Satan and his evil tricks.  "I Believe In love, because I believe in God!"