Perhaps Love – by Eliezer Gonzalez

Dec 27, 2015 1944

roseI still love John Denver’s song, “Perhaps Love.” When I first heard it many years ago, it was one of those songs that I played over and over again. I guess I am a romantic at heart. You can see Denver perform it here.

The chorus says… 

Oh, love to some is like a cloud

To some as strong as steel

For some a way of living

For some a way to feel

And some say love is holding on

And some say letting go

And some say love is everything

And some say they don’t know

This questing for love is typical of the human experience. Love for many remains an elusive, undefinable experience that represents the highest aspiration of the human spirit. Beyond the metaphors, I dare say that many would “say they don’t know.”

For those who know the love of God, love is not an elusive, undefinable thing. It is not something like cloud to be grasped or a storm to be feared. For love is personified in a person, and what He has proven Himself to be.

Love itself is truly personified is the person of Jesus Christ, full of selfless goodness and kindness. Love has been demonstrated and proven in what Christ has done:

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins – 1 John 4:10.

There is no human song that can describe such a love as this. As beautiful as John Denver’s song may be, there is no “perhaps” about the love of God. Human words fail, and the sweetest music sounds falls infinitely short, compared to the love of God.

That is the love with which you are loved.

– Eliezer Gonzalez

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