February 4, 2021 - The year was 1965. Hal David wrote the lyrics to a song and Burt Bacharach composed the music. The song was first recorded and made popular by Jackie DeShannon and the title was, “What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The first stanza reads like this:
“What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some, but for everyone.”
You know, that’s even more true today than it was during those turbulent days of the 1960’s. To be sure, it was the Apostle Paul who wrote so long ago, “Love never fails” (I Corinthians 13:8).
True love is of God, for God is love, and love is an eternal boon to life. In these tumultuous and trying times, God’s people more than ever must be an example of love. All around us we see hatred exemplified and often even praised. We see more and more the worst that mankind is capable of.
When we have love in our hearts, all of life will be richer and sweeter. Not just for us, but also for those around us. Our lives must be dominated by true love inspired of God. Magnify love. Express love for all men. Be an example of a loving soul in a world of hate. Try the way of love in all contacts of life.
It’s something to think about…..TBP