When we hear the word love, our minds usually lead us to biblical characters such as Ruth and Boaz or Jacob and Rachel. These are all examples of human love. The world's love is temporary, usually based on emotions and comes with conditions.
Where can we find an everlasting love? Where can we find an unconditional love?
"I have loved you with an everlasting love."
We find that love in God. There is no love greater than the love of God. There is no love as selfless as the love of God. God's love is beyond what we expect or deserve.
In the Bible, we read of a love so deep that it lead to death.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Instead of my mind being occupied with chocolate bon-bons and sweets, I want to remember the love Jesus has for me. I want to remember the sacrifice He made in giving His life for a sinner, like me. He loved me just the way I am. I also want to remember that:
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8
A friend loves at all times...
I know that I am not perfect. I don't always "love my enemies". I don't always love others unconditionally, but I know someone who does and He is willing to teach me.