What the World Needs Now

Love sweet love, where are you love? Our culture is one chubby toddler standing in their crib crying out to Mommy. We demand one thing: LOVE.

But we have lost our innocence. Pop culture has become one raging hormone. Two fifteen year old kids sneaking out of the house together. They met in Math class. In an abandoned parking lot, he holds her hand for the first time, kisses her strawberry lipstick, and he can’t stop. She doesn’t want to, but this is the first time anyone has ever wanted her. Is this love? She wonders. She gives and gives. She gives it all. It doesn’t take long to realize she is pregnant. He is only fifteen. He is not ready to be a father. And the pop culture that lured us in, abandons us. What do we do now?

MTV, Victoria’s Secret, pop music, the majority of anything on the screen, it is the fifteen year old boy luring us into the parking lot. And we just want to be loved.

How dare I tell anyone premarital sex is wrong! How dare I set standards! How dare I even use the words right and wrong! Who am I to judge the contents of music and TV?

Yeah, you are right. I have a new term to describe myself, raging sinner. It is true. The only good news in my phrase is that I know it. I know I have messed up and I know I continue to struggle and I know the one who forgives and washes me clean and I know the one who is, who he himself is love.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13, 4-7

Look at the stark contrast! This is the love the world needs!

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29 thoughts on “What the World Needs Now

  1. Beautiful blog post. Yep, I can relate that we all want to find love. I was searching with lots of one night stands and the only person I was hurting was myself. I still struggle to forgive myself to this day. So many young people just want to be accepted, when love is all they need.

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  2. Dear Lord,
    How can it be an it be so many are so blind? Did witnessing their error make them blind?
    The shout of selfish insanity drowns Us all.
    Are the good merely silent?
    Stand now, stand now, shout back with your Love!
    Your posts are a voice in this wilderness.

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    • As we learn our lessons and count our blessings, the story through history is one in the same, as you read do you also take in account “God” is very specific on who can hear him and why. He puts a spirit across people to keep that way. Omnipotence means knowing that when Push comes to Shove who will be Faithful to the Creator of the Universe. Why would I pick you for my football team when I know you will drop the ball when I need you the most.
      All “God” ever wanted was to be loved Unconditionally, people feel they can’t be upset with “God” . A TRUE relationship people get upset, angry, confused to to the Lack of Omnipotence.

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  3. Good Valentine’s Day post. You’re right about what love really is. I should also mention that the kind of “love” pop culture promotes is not love at all, but lust. It promotes giving into your hormones for no logical reason, with possible consequences. Our culture needs to learn the difference between love and lust.

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  4. The world is addicted to the fantasy of LOVE – they demand it without the hard work and sacrifice real love requires.

    If you have respect for the young person you wouldn’t put them in a position that makes them feel cheap, no matter how thrilling.

    As a parent I set boundaries because I was young and suffered the raging hormones and have the regrets and scars to prove it. In a sense I had to earn the right to say to my lads search for love don’t demand, give love without demanding it in return and share honestly the feelings you have it will protect you and guide you.

    I am pleased to say both have a deep seated respect for girls and both continue to make us proud.

    What the world needs now is LOVE, REAL LOVE

    Great post again I enjoyed the read

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    • What a testimony! Having a daughter, it brings me great relief and joy that there are other parents raising their sons and daughters like you are! From one parent to another and one believer to another, thank you! And happy valentines! (In two days) ❤️💙💜💘

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  5. In this highly sexual world culture, true love is forgotten, and so seldom demonstrated at home. Our youth get lost in the acceptability of everything! It seems there is no concept of shame or responsibility. We worry instead about “self-esteem,” when the problem is we don’t esteem Christ or others first! I’d have rather died than put my wife in that position. I am glad I never dated in high school or junior high. I feared for my children, but for my grandsons itis even worse!

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    • You are right. I know these sins have always been on this earth, but they are more and more accepted, available, and pushed on American children than ever before. We have to prepare our children and grandchildren.

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