The definition of extravagant is "going beyond what is reasonable."
People feel and express love in different ways. Some rarely say "I love you," some hold back their feelings for fear of embarrassing themselves or being rejected, some have nevrr experiened extravagant for themselves an haven't a clue how that kind of love might look, feel or be expressed.
For me personally, God the Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth, is my example of "extravagant love," as He expresses and offers His heart and Eternal "home" to everyone through Jesus Christ, the blessed Savior and Redeemer King of Kings. - John 3:16-17
For me personality, extravagant love is best expressed in Christmas and Easter. Imagine giving and then laying down the life of your only child to save those who may not ever acknowledge, much less value and receive the sacrificial gift of the "Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.' -John 1:29 This act is truly love that "goes beyond what is reasonable!"
The singing group Casting Crowns has a beautiful song entitled "Your Love is Extravagant" that describes God's love perfectly for me, and I hope you are drawn into His love by listening to this song, as we prepare our hearts to welcome, receive and celebrate His extravagant act of eternal love.
What comes to your heart and mind, when you think of giving and receiving "extravagant love?" Does extravagance come in the form of something material? Is it expressed in words and deeds? Do you give of yourself "beyond what is reasonable," or hold back your love, afraid that it will not be appreciated much less returned? Does your love carry conditions or expectations?
Have you accepted and embrace the "extravagant love" of God? If not, perhaps you will do so this Christmas and it is my Christmas prayer that the light of Christ will shine in our hearts, as we accept and receive a love that cannot be explained any other way than EXTRAVAGANT!
Rejoicing in His Extravagant Love,
Angie "a mom like you"