Yep, it´s Greek!!!
It means true love!
What does agape mean to you?
This word alone seems to unlock so much. It seems to be a key word for me and my family this month. Oh, that it will stay that way.
I just got done reading Treasures in the Snow, with my boys, and I can´t tell you how many times this book mentions perfect love. The book refers to the verse that says "Perfect love casts out fear" 1 John 4:8. We also studied perfect love in one of our church services, and our youngest went around the house saying "Agape, Agape." I think he just liked the sound of the word. Then again, all day today the focus was on love. We showed Fireproof the movie for our church people.
But, what does it truly mean to me?
I feel like I am grasping at tassles on a blanket I want to pull all the way up to get warm. I feel like I am just on the brink of something wonderful, as if I can´t quite grasp the full meaning, and that if I did, everything would change forever. Do you ever feel that way?
God´s love is perfect. We are to love others as He loved us. That means our spouses, our children, our neighbors and those who aren´t so lovely. We know this truth. We have heard it over and over, but do we really let it change us? Do I really show love? true love?
It means I will discipline my children in love. It means I will speak in love to my dear husband even when I do feel too loving, I will give to that same lady on the corner who as taken and never even come to church, I will keep on loving even if no one gives love in return, and pray to keep on loving. Lord, help me to have your love.