“We define God by what we think love is,” so Darin Hufford, author of “The Misunderstood God”, says.
Immediately, the word “pursuing” comes to mind, and I think of how God kept pursuing His people, no matter how many times they stumbled, or disregarded his Word, or even killed His messengers.
I think of how, even despite routine rejection, He keeps persevering, and of how He Himself came down to earth to pursue them.
And the picture of a father running after his toddler comes to mind. I see in my mind images of a father watching the child’s every move, on guard lest the kid stumble.
Of a father listening to his daughter’s ambitions and dreams, hopes and wishes. Of my dad listening to my hopes and wishes.
Of a mother wanting to ease her child’s pain.
Of a mother doing everything in her power to let her child have the best. Of my mom dreaming big things for us.
Of a man taking every moment possible to be with his love, to find every opportunity to learn every aspect about her, persevering to understand, to know, to really know who she is.
Of a woman looking forward to every moment with him, and marvelling at how wonderful he is.
I believe true love pursues.
No wonder I get hurt and confused when people who claim to love me, don’t pursue me.
But how do YOU define love? Let me know in the comments!
[ Wrote this 5 years ago! I first posted this at my other blog. Also, this is by no means an endorsement or promotion of the book “The Misunderstood God”. ]