Spring and Cherry Trees.... gotta be love.
“I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” ― Pablo Neruda, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
If it's gotta be love, it's gotta be God. God is love and love is God. God's love involves sacrifice, gifts, and unconditional acceptance and love. There is no way one human can love another like God loves us. God's love is deeper than intense affection or physical attraction. It is something as humans we cannot fully grasp. God's love transcends the human definition of love to a point that is hard for us to comprehend. It is not based on feelings or emotions. He doesn't love us because we're lovable or because we do things that make Him feel good; He loves us purely because He is pure unconditional love. He created us to have a loving relationship with Him, and He sacrificed His own Son (who also willingly died for us) to restore that relationship.
"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:8
Happy Birthday to my 'little' brother! Today is indeed a day of love. I remember the day he was born...and all the wonderful times in between until now.