There are people who seem to love so easily, but for those who have suffered heartaches it can be a little more difficult and some have even considered themselves incapable of love. Often times we fear love because we fear getting hurt. The Bible speaks of the ultimate love story in John 3:16. God sent His only son, Jesus, to die for us because He loves us, even when the feeling isn’t always mutual. He knew this, he knew He’d be rejected, that He’d be hurt and heartbroken, yet His love was greater than the rejection He would face. Not only is His story the ultimate love story, it’s also the ultimate love lesson. Jesus’ sacrifice teaches us to give love despite risking not receiving it in return. When we learn this lesson, we learn how to love for real.
We love each other because he loved us first. (1John 4:19 NLT)