The term first love has as many connotations as there are people. For some it could relate to the love that kids feel for their parents, that first car, or some other prized possession from days gone by. For most of us though, it refers to that first special someone who caught our eye and we could not stop thinking about them. This phrase takes on a much deeper meaning when we see it used in the passage in Revelation 2:1-7 as John relates instructions to the church in Ephesus. The Lord is admonishing the church that they have lost their first love and their need of repentance.
But I have this against you: You have departed from your first love! - Rev 2:4
We love because he loved us first. - 1 John 4:19
John Clark is a husband to Julie, a father of one son living in Valrico, Florida. He has an Associate Degree of Theology from Life Christian University, and serves at Life Center of Brandon where he is a teacher and writer.