A few months ago I was asked “What is love?” The point being what is real love beyond the emotional response.
We have a very good picture of love in the Bible in the person of Christ.
John 3:16 (ESV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:7-8 (ESV)
7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—
8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 4:10 (ESV) In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Then in 1 Corinthians 13 we have a very good description of love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (ESV)
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant
5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never ends.
But this video is a very good example of love.
Imagine if all love was displayed so selflessly!
This is love. The desire to love and serve another for 50 years or more no matter what may happen or whether they are able to return the love or benefit you in anyway. Just because Christ loved you in such a manner.