Love I

Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved. (Victor Hugo, 19th century French dramatist)

“What the world needs now is love, sweet love; that’s the only thing there’s too little of.” So go the words of a popular 1965 song. It could be appropriately sung these 55 years later. But, the love that is sung about today is mostly romantic sentiment if even that. Hugo was right, but what he may not have known is that God’s love is the only genuine and lasting source of happiness.

This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. (1 John 4:10)