Tuesday, January 6, 2015

To You...

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, the main discussion was about love.

As you probably read, there was love between my friend who had been married in Romania about a year and a half ago.  And love for his wife, who finally got permission to come and live in Canada.  She arrived on December 23, 2014.  Just a couple of days before Christmas.

Plus, God's love for us and how He wants us to cleave... to that which is good.

Every now and then, here on LwL, I post music that I like.  Recently, a song has been important to me.  It's about love.  And, devotion.

It is a song has come to mind, that is from the musical, Grease.  This is sung by Olivia Newton John and is entitled, Hopelessly Devoted To You.  Here's a link so you can listen and/or sing along:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbFwQYnQGlQ.  The lyrics are below.

Hopelessly Devoted To You

Guess mine is not the first heart broken,
my eyes are not the first to cry

I'm not the first to know,
there's just no gettin' over you

Hello, I'm just a fool who's willing
to sit around and wait for you
But baby can't you see, there's nothin' else
for me to do I'm hopelessly devoted to you

But now there's nowhere to hide,
since you pushed my love aside I'm not in my head,
hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you,
hopelessly devoted to you

My head is saying "fool, forget him",
my heart is saying "don't let go"
Hold on to the end, that's what I intend to do
I'm hopelessly devoted to you

But now there's nowhere to hide,
since you pushed my love aside I'm not in my head,
hopelessly devoted to you
Hopelessly devoted to you,
hopelessly devoted to you

This is truly a love song.  However, it reminds me how much I am hopelessly devoted to Jesus.

I love Him, with all my heart.  And, I'm glad I do.

After all, love is important.  It's the greatest thing we can ever experience.

Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (NKJV), "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

Yes, we are to abide in faith, hope, love... these three (3).  But, the greatest of these, is love.

There is no love greater than the love we have from God.  After all, He sent His only begotten Son, to suffer and die for the sin of the world, of all who will believe upon Him.

God's plan was full of love.  God the Father's love.  Our Lord, Jesus Christ's love.  And, our Holy Spirit's love.

If God hadn't made that plan come to fruition, we would not have had a way to become saved. 

If Jesus hadn't fulfilled God's plan of redemption, we would not be able to become saved.  Nor, would we have been able to receive the Holy Spirit.

My friend, if you are truly not yet in a relationship with Jesus, please pray about this, and come to Christ, today.  Tomorrow, may be too late.

Until next time...

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