â€œThis is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.â€ – 1 John 3:16
Dr. Michael DeBakey, the famous heart surgeon, once received a letter from an 11-year-old girl with this question, â€œIs there any love in an artificial heart?â€ Love is elusive; yet, we long for it.
How would you define love? Most everyone knows it is real, but who can really describe it?
I canâ€™t define love, but Godâ€™s Word sure can. The Bible says, â€œLove is patient and kind, not envious, selfish, or arrogant. Love doesnâ€™t keep records when people let us down or do us wrong. Love forgives. Love is happy for othersâ€™ successes. Love is very optimistic. Love bears all things; it believes in others and what they can be, thus putting up with a lot. Love hopes for the best in others. True love never gives up; it just keeps on keeping on; it means a commitment to love a person whether they love us or not.
Is love found in an artificial heart? Iâ€™m afraid not, but love can be found in an old heart made new by the power of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ.