All You Need is Love

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At the height of “Beatlemania”, the Beatles contributed a new song to the first live global television link call “Our World.”. The song title was “All You Need is Love.” It was released in 1967.  It has very simple lyrics and a simple message. Love. I don’t know about you, but simple messages are particularly hard to understand. They’re just too simple. In order to be of value, I think things must be complicated. But when I think that way, more often than not, I’m mistaken. Well, the Beatles almost got it right. Love is not be all you need, but it is most of what you need. If you don’t have love, everything else you have won’t matter much.

There is nothing we need more in our lives than the love of Jesus. We need more of God’s love for our spouses if we’re married. We need more of His love for our children and the rest of our extended family. We need more of His love for the church, including the people that are sometimes hard to love. We need more of His love for our neighbors who still need to hear the gospel, and for all the lost and the lonely people who are close to the heart of God even when they are far from our thoughts. Speaking of “lost and lonely people”, the Beatles released the song “Eleanor Rigby” also called “All the Lonely People” in 1966. Simple. 1 John 4:7 saysDear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

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