If we could summarize God’s law in just a few words, those words would be this: Love is the answer. In Deuteronomy 6:5 we are told, “and you shall love the lord your God with all our heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength,” and this is the heart of the law, the foundation, the fulcrum upon which all else balances. 1 John 4:16, states, “And so we know and rely on the love that God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him,” and Christ tells us this in Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”
It’s by following God’s laws, we show our love, we tether ourselves to Him, giving over our hearts, trusting with total abandon, and in return we experience His faithful and steadfast devotion. Romans 13:8 states this; “let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law.”
The song “Love is the Answer” is stuck in my head, and like a broken record that keeps skipping and repeating these words keep playing in my head:
Light of the world, shine on me
Love is the answer
Shine on us all, set us free
Love is the answer…
And when you feel afraid…Love one another
When you’ve lost your way…Love one another
When you’re all alone …Love one another
When you’re far from home…Love one another
When you’re down and out…Love one another
All your hope’s run out…Love one another
When you need a friend…Love one another
When you’re near the end, love
We got to love, we got to love one another
Funny how god uses whomever he wishes to bring his Word to us, and I wonder how quickly Todd Rundgren wrote this song, and if he felt the power of the Spirit upon him when he did.
And in case you’ve never heard, or don’t remember it…
There were a lot of popular songs back in the day that were spiritual rather than just straight pop or rock ‘n roll. Songs like “Kyrie Eleison” by Mr. Mister, “You Light Up My Life” by Debbie Boone, and even “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas.
That was a great song, now it’s in my head. I never really thought of it as a spiritual song back in the day, but it is.