Love is not a feeling - love is a choice.
So they say, but I must beg to differ. Love is overwhelming. It is intoxicating. God is love. The essence of God is not choice. And the essence of love is not choice. It is a rushing wind that will throw us down. No one has greater love than the one who lays down his life. It is a force that will never fail, it will never give up, it will always hope and it will always believe.
Love leaves us without choice.
Last Monday just before morning worship I received bad news about my grand pa. So I was crying half the time and talking to Jesus about him and feeling the love towards my grand pa. And I was so full of this love that totally flowed over so that I wanted to tell my students that I loved them. A couple of hours later it had worn off and I felt a bit foolish and grateful that I didn't confess my love. Like a drunkard. But imagine. And Brother Lawrence said he felt it for 13 years straight, but he had learnt to practice the presence. It is possible to know overwhelming love. We love because he first loved us.