Every movie, every song, play, whether right or wrong, is about love. Everything is based, even action movies, are based on some type of love or affection that sends the hero into action. Same with Romance Novels, Chick-flicks, romantic comedies, ect.. Why are we so captivated by this topic? It may not be with the opposite sex even.. Same Sex Marriage is now the hottest topic around.
Let’s not even restrict it to relationships, male or female.. What about sports? How much do we spend on Sports, recreation, video games each year? See if we don’t love these things..
Sports: $450 Billion
Beer: $96 Billion
Video Games $17 Billion
Romance Novels: $10 Billion
Coffee: $11 Billion
Sports Logo Apparel: $8 billion
This is not to say all these things are wrong, I am just pointing out that we “Love” Stuff/Things. Jesus said, “where your treasure is, there your heart is also.” We are looking for treasures. We are looking for something to put our Heart Into! We were made to worship/devote ourselves to something, or someone.. That’s why we idolize musicians, actors, sports figures, ect.. We have “our team” we root for. Our “band” we listen to, or want to sound like. We crave intimacy with something or someone, A Lover. We want to be wanted. We need to be affirmed. Women want to be rescued by a hero. Romanced by some dashing prince. Guys want to be accepted and approved. All for the love and affection we were made to have.
Rich Mullins recorded one song that he didn’t write; it was Dougie Maclean’s “Ready for the Storm.” He said, “writing is like fishing, you have to sit on the water long enough till something bites,” and “Dougie got to it before I did.” And me, being a writer, I truly believe this. For the most part, I do not get to sit on the water long enough to even get my line wet, let alone get to pull something out. So to keep my postings up and to give me the courage to go back on the water to see what bites, I have taken what someone else has gotten to first to share what is in my heart and to bring a clearer understanding to the this deep longing we have.
This song below was written by Dennis Jernigan, and echoes a truth that keep drawing me; it stirs a longing, a response that brings a reality, a truth, that reverberates from the cells of my body to the deepest part of my innermost being. After reading please click the link to hear the Writer perform his work like only he can do.
“Father if we were all to be honest
What would our greatest need consist of?
Wouldn’t we say, if we were all honest
Simply our greatest need is to be loved?
From the strong and stable man to the single minded woman
To the man not even sure he is a man
To the lonely hurting children to the old, abandoned soul
We need love to make us whole
To be loved is like a harbor in a storm
To be anchored so securely at the heart you can’t be torn
To be loved is just what every heart would give
their life to be
Held just once by One who would not leave
To be loved is what we need
Only one love is totally true love
Bearing my sin, bearing my pain!
Only one love could ever be true love
Others will fail, but this love will remain!
Through the fiery trials of life
Through the endless days of prison
Through the darkness of rejection’s blinding rain
Through the days we hurt so badly and we seem to cry in vain
Jesus’ love will still remain!”