Sunday morning as I taught the beautiful story of redemption pictured in Ruth's life, the essential doctrine in our Sunday School lesson was "GOD IS LOVE". The curriculum,which is geared toward high school students, had a short paragraph on that doctrine concerning God being the essence of love. So I asked God "how can I say this in a way my 6th grade girls can understand?" and this was the answer: "God is NOT a picture of love; love is a picture of God!" God can't be limited He is the immeasurable "I AM" and therefore isn't defined by the interpretation of any concept - He is not a picture of love - He is love!
I John 4:7-10
My loved ones, let us devote ourselves to loving one another. Love comes straight from God, and everyone who loves is born of God and truly knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Because of this, the love of God is a reality among us: God sent His only Son into the world so that we could find true life through Him. This is the embodiment of true love: not that we have loved God first, but that He loved us and sent His unique Son on a special mission to become an atoning sacrifice for our sins.