FAITH FOR TODAY : All You Need is Love

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By The Staff



The title of this article just happens to also be the title of a very popular song by a band called the Beatles.  Now I am not sure how much the Beatles knew about love, but I do know “someone” who knows more about love than anyone else. That  “someone” is our Father in Heaven who is actually the personification of love. Let me share with you a few words of wisdom from this expert on love:

*Love covers over all wrongs

*Bear with one another in love

*Speak the truth in love

*Husbands love your wives as your own bodies

*Love one another deeply

*What a person truly desires is unfailing love

This last comment is the one I wish to focus on. People all over the world have a basic need or desire to be loved. In many relationships, there seems to be a problem with conveying love in a way that the other person can receive it. We can love a person very deeply, but if we can’t express it to them in a way that they understand, our love becomes meaningless to them and the relationship suffers. The best book I have ever read on this topic is a New York Times best seller, titled “The Five love Languages” by author Gary Chapman. He says there are five specific love languages: Quality Time-Words of Affirmation-Gifts-Acts of Service-Physical Touch. Mr. Chapman says, “What speaks volumes to you may be meaningless to your spouse.” As a pastor I counsel people with marital and family problems. I often ask them to read this book, so that they can learn to love another person deeply in a way that the other person can understand. Jesus used all five of these love languages with people when he walked this earth.

- Jesus spent quality time with people, especially sinners like us.

- Jesus spoke words of affirmation to many people that came to him with requests

- Jesus did acts of service by teaching and feeding thousands of people.

- Jesus physically touched the little children brought to him by holding them.

- Jesus gave gifts of love, forgiveness, and he gave his life on the cross to set us free from

  our sins.

      Remember that in the end……………LOVE WINS.