We have looked at this word “special” over the last two days and today I want to discuss why this word special is worth considering further.
What the World Needs Now Is Love was popularised and somewhat trivialised by a “pop” song in the late sixties. It is nonetheless true. The world does need love but not the world’s but God’s love.
The apostle Paul talks about fruits, not the ones you eat but characters that should be displayed by followers of Jesus, and guess what the first one is? You are right Love.
What kind of love should be displayed? Well, the love Apostle Paul relates to is a Greek word named ”agape”. This love is not human but divine.
What is this agape love? In the Bible, it is seen in the fact that “God is love” (1 John 4:8),
We are also informed God“so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son” (Jesus the special one) recorded in John 3:16 and that “this is indeed the greatest love” (1 Cor. 13:13).
Jack W. Hayford and Gary Matsdorf describe the word agape like this………..
The word agape denotes an undefinable benevolence and unconquerable goodwill that always seeks the highest good of the other person, no matter what he does. It is the self-giving love that gives freely without asking anything in return and does not consider the worth of its object. Agape…refers to the will rather than the emotion. Agape describes the unconditional love God has for the world.
What an amazing love and today you all can know this special love whoever you are. No human being is exempt. In fact just the opposite all are welcome.
This special one Jesus died for our sins, He paid the price that satisfied the demands of God’s holiness. When Christ did that it was sufficient to purchase everyone. That includes you.
You can receive this special love by believing and putting your trust in the death and resurrection of Jesus and know what that pop song really means. What the World Needs Now Is Love or more significant What I Need Now Is Love.
In these different times remember the special one loves you.
Stay Safe and Blessed