They Want to Know What Love Is
I’ve had a song stuck in my head today. In fact, I woke up with the chorus running about in my mind and usually, if I have a song running about in my mind, it’s a worship song and most of the time its message has a purpose—the Lord is using the worship song to speak to me. The song today, though, is not a worship song…it is in fact an older secular song…but it was so strong when I woke up this morning that it became very clear that it did have meaning and it was indeed from the Lord.
The part of the chorus on repeat in my head?—“I want to know what love is. I want you to show me.” I looked up the full lyrics to the song. I don’t know that I had ever really paid attention to all of the words before, and I was surprised as I read them. They do have a bit of the assumed meaning, but they also have a much broader and deeper meaning than what I had always understood the song to be about.
As I contemplated the lyrics, trying to understand why the Lord was bringing them to my attention, it suddenly hit me and I could see it. God was showing me the heart of an unbeliever—the deep cry of someone who does not know, but truly wants to know, what real love is and genuinely NEEDS someone to show them.
The Lord reminded me of Paul: “During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.” Acts 16: 9,10 And then also reminded me of Philip in Acts 8:30,31: “ Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ Philip asked. ‘How can I,’ he said, ‘unless someone explains it to me?’ So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.”
There are unbelievers everywhere waiting…waiting to know the Gospel—the story of God’s love. They are waiting to know and understand what true love is (read 1 John 4). They are asking for it. God is calling us to answer the cries of unbelievers with the truth and to tell them and show them what love is.
Today, join me in seeking the Father and asking Him to open up the doors of opportunity to share the Gospel and to pour out His love; to see moments when they arise, and to fearlessly act upon them. Let’s be ready, as Paul and Philip were ready, to go forth and share the Good News.
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