What God Says About Himself_02 – I Am Love

“What is love, from a kid’s point of view?” is a book that compiles the wisdom of young children to answer the question, “What is love?”

  • “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So, my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”
  • “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.”
  • “Love is when someone hurts you, and you get so mad, but you don’t yell at them because you know it would hurt their feelings.”
  • “Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is okay.”
  • “Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.”
  • “Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.”
  • “Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.”
  • “You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.”


Don’t you just love kids? They so often know so much more than adults. Did you notice any common theme in what they had to say about love? They saw love as unconditional and other benefiting. That is exactly the meaning of the love that shows towards mankind. Unconditional, unmerited, self-sacrificing, others benefit; agape love. In fact, in 1 John 4, we see that it is not just that God does loving things but that He says, I am love! Let’s turn to 1 John 4 with together as you listen…

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