In a world where we are taught to be so guarded because of our own and others heartbreaks, it is refreshing to me to know that love defined by God shatters many of those guards. Love knows that it is risky, subjecting its givers to vulnerability, transparency and even need. Love makes room to not only give but also to need. It's God's love that says I am all powerful and sovereign but I choose to need to work through people, to love through them, give through them because I want them to experience my love. It's our love that says to God we have free will but we choose to need your wisdom, you guidance, and your will. And because we make it a need, we're also sayings we won't take it back when God's will come back different from our own. Love won't let me downgrade my need of you to desire my owm interest.