Jackie Deshannon’s hit song included these lyrics,
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love.
No not just for some but for everyone.”
It’s not surprising that a song with such a positive message has been recorded live by over 100 artists.
In “One Inch From The Fence,” Wes Seeliger writes: “I have spent long hours in the intensive care waiting room….watching with anguished people….listening to urgent questions. Will my husband make it? Will my child walk again? How do you live without your companion of 30 years? The intensive care waiting room is different from any other place in the world. And the people who wait are different. They can’t do enough for each other. No one is rude. The distinction of race and class melt away. In the ICU waiting room, the world changes. Vanity and pretense vanish. The universe is focused on the doctor’s next report. If only it will show improvement. Everyone knows that loving someone else is what life is all about.”
When the love of God is fully embraced it is like living in the intensive care waiting room every day. The reason God’s love is supreme is because it is UNCAUSED. Our common experience in life teaches us we must earn love. We must meet certain standards or conditions that will cause others to love us because of our good actions, attributes or attractions.
Paul, the mentor, writes to his protege Timothy, and described God as the One “…who saved us and chose us to live a holy life. He did this not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan long before the world began – to show his love and kindness to us through Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 1:9
And to the church family at Ephesus he expresses God’s love in these terms. “His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave him great pleasure. ” Ephesians 1:5
Love without motive. Genuine, pure and faithful.It’s what the world needs now.