Book Night Light By Dr. James & Shirley Dobson Love at First Sight Love is of God 1 John 4:7
Some people believe that true love can occur the moment a man a
woman lay eyes on each other. But "love at first sight" is a physical
and emotional impossibility because you cannot love someone you don't
even know. You have simply been drawn to the package in which they live.
A lifelong emotional attachment is much ,more than a romantic
feeling. It is more then a sexual attraction or the thrill of the chase
or a desire to get married. Such feelings usually indicate infatuation
and tend to be temporary and rather selfish in nature. A person may say,
"I can't believe what is happening to me. This is the most fantastic
thing I've ever experienced! I must be in love." Notice that those who
make these statements are not talking about the other person-they're
excited about their own gratification. Such individuals haven't fallen
in love with someone else; they've fallen in love with love.
Genuine love is not something one "falls" into, as though he or she was
tumbling into a ditch. One cannot love an unknown object, regardless of
how beautiful or handsome it is. Only when a person begins to develop a
deep appreciation and admiration for another-an intense awareness of his
or her needs, strength, and character-has one begun to experience true
love. From there, it should grow for a lifetime.
Questions 1) Do you remember thinking that you were in love as a teenager, only to have that feeling fade over time? 2) What did you think and feel when we first met? 3) How did God show you that I should be your marriage partner?
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful gift of love. Grant
us your blessings, Father-more than we can even imagine right now! Amen.