simply love…

Psychiatrist, Dr. Karl Meninger said, “Love is the medicine for the sickness of the world.”  And it is good medicine.  What are the three most powerful words in the English language?  No, it’s not, “buy more stuff”, but “I love you.”

Society today sometimes confuses love with sex…..or with money and gifts.  Most people don’t understand love and are even afraid of it because they haven’t seen the real thing.  But in spite of all our abuses committed in the name of love, it is true that “what the world needs now is love, sweet love.” (thank you, Burt Bacharach.)

We need to see love, we need to hear love and we need to experience it within our own lives and we especially need to learn to pass it along to others.

Love is God’s medicine for a sick and dark world.  The love of Christ is God’s cure for our sin.  He has placed us in this world as ministers of healing for those who are sick because of pain, sadness, brokenness, sorrow and all the tragedies of life.  We, as christians, are to be “doctors of the soul” bringing God’s love to others.

You may find yourself going places you don’t want to go and getting your hands a bit dirty, but remember what Christ did for you.  Today, find the hopeless and lift up the helpless.  Start with the need that is near you and God will give you grace.

“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.” ~ John 13:34-35  (The Message)

 (dedicated to Monica Rinehart Winter: because today I wish her love)