Back in 1984 the rock group Foreigner released a soulful love-ballad single, entitled, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” If ever there was a time in our history when that sentiment was most in need, it is certainly now.
Victims of something far less than love, and searching with every fiber of their beings to find and experience what the light of true love truly is, as well as what it would honestly look and feel like if ever discovered and extended into their darkened lives, abound all around us. Victims of abusive childhoods, broken marriages, abortions’ consequences, and countless other desperate circumstances that many certainly didn’t seem to deserve, along with a thousand other self-esteem and self-worth-robbing experiences, would give everything they are and have, to experience, even for a fleeting moment, what exactly, sincere, genuine, and real Godly love, joy, and acceptance, really and truly looks and feels like.
And the saddest part for them, regarding all of that genuine love which they so desperately need and would pay anything to possess, is that it’s all absolutely free – and yet they don’t know, nor can they even begin to imagine it! Because to note another song title, most are still sadly “Looking For Love,” in all the wrong places – be it bars, booze, or bedrooms.
You see, the greatest love of all, is that One who is absolutely perfect – yes even the flawless Son of almighty God Himself – both would, and did, actually die for them. Yes, them – you! Personally! No greater love is there in the universe (John 15:13; Romans 5:1-11).
We who comprise and are the church of Christ by virtue of His death and God’s grace as extended to us therein, understand that Christ died for us all. In fact, that love forms the foundation and sits at the center of everything we seek to be and do; from humbly and joyfully obeying, implementing, and integrating His commandments into our lives, to loving each and every soul around us no matter where they’ve been or what they’ve done (John 8:1-11, 15:8-17; I Timothy 1:12-17).
If you are looking for a place full of genuinely and sincerely loving and God-honoring people that will truly extend God’s love and mercy to you – no matter where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or what’s been done to you – that place is here, amongst God’s children, in Christ’s church. You do not have to suffer alone, paying the price, and looking for love where it is not found, any longer. As Jesus said “Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden…” (Matt. 11:28); and so we who are His brethren say the same to you, who are so desperately, “Looking For Love!”