Avian and Attributes – Love

Fischer’s Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri) by W Kwong

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” (1 John 4:8 KJV)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 KJV)


Divine Love

The love that God has for the sinful human race originates solely in his sovereign will. He loves people because he chooses to love them, not because they in any way deserve his love (Deu_7:7-8; Jer_31:3; Rom_5:8; Eph_1:4; Eph_2:4-5; 1Jn_3:1; 1Jn_4:10).

This was seen clearly in Jesus Christ, who throughout his life helped those in need and by his death saved helpless sinners. Salvation originates in the love of God, and that love found its fullest expression in the cross of Jesus Christ (Mat_14:14; Mar_10:21; Luk_7:13; Joh_3:16; Joh_15:13; Gal_2:20; Eph_2:4-7; Eph_5:25; 1Jn_4:9; see also MERCY). Jesus Christ could perfectly express God’s love, because he and the Father are bound together in a perfect unity in which each loves the other (Joh_3:35; Joh_10:30; Joh_14:31; Joh_15:9; Joh_17:24).

So much is love the dominating characteristic of the divine nature that the Bible declares that God is love. Everything that God says or does is in some way an expression of his love (1Jn_4:8; 1Jn_4:16). (Bridgeway Bible Dictionary)


Fischer’s Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri) by W Kwong

Fischer’s Lovebird

The Fischer’s Lovebird (Agapornis fischeri) is a small parrot species of the Agapornis genus. They were originally discovered in the late 19th century. They are named after German explorer Gustav Fischer.

Fischer’s Lovebird are native to a small area of east-central Africa, south and southeast of Lake Victoria in northern Tanzania. In drought years, some birds move west into Rwanda and Burundi seeking moister conditions. They live at elevations of 1,100-2,200m in small flocks. They live in isolated clumps of trees with grass plains between them.

Lovebirds are 13 to 17 cm (5 to 7 in) in length and 40 to 60 g (1 12 to 2 oz) in weight. They are among the smallest parrots, characterized by a stocky build, a short blunt tail, and a relatively large, sharp beak. Wildtype lovebirds are mostly green with a variety of colors on their upper body, depending on the species. The Fischer’s Lovebird, Black-cheeked Lovebird, and the Masked Lovebird have a prominent white ring around their eyes.  – Family Psittaculidae


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Fischer’s Lovebird – Wikipedia

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[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]

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