It really saddens me, that love has been reduced and devalued in such the way that it has. It’s a word that we use so loosely, that it is no wonder that we have lost the truest sentiment of it. Love is in no wise ordinary.
“Ordinary love” gives nothing, and seeks only to please one’s self. “Ordinary love” is boastful and arrogant, feeling as if you deserve more than what you are getting. “Ordinary love” runs at the first sign of hurt and buckles at the mention of a challenge. “Ordinary love” never forgives, and won’t let anyone forget. “Ordinary love” scratches an itch but is not fulfilling or satisfying. Yet we settle, time and time again for ordinary love.
True and real love, by its very nature is extraordinary. In fact, love is super natural. Yielding ourselves to the power and principles of love requires a force bigger than ourselves, because we will never be capable of doing it in our own strength. So then, love does not begin with us, nor with anything that we desire. Love begins with God, Himself.
1 John 4 tells us to “love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (vs. 7-8, New American Standard Bible)”
It goes on to say, “We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and (doesn’t show love to) his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot (truly) love God whom he has not seen. (vs. 19-20, NASB)”
So you see, love, in its truest sense can never be ordinary. It give all it’s got, and even more than it can give. Love may cry, but love will keep trying for you. There’s nothing in this world like it, because it is not of this world. THIS … is no ordinary love.
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“No Ordinary Love” Written by Sade Adu and Stuart Matthewman. Produced by Mike Pela and Sade. Performed by Sade. Released 1992.