It’s all about the Love!
By Don Twobears
Lately, I have discussing a lot about Death and Sin and I know most readers don’t care to hear about these things. Mostly because it humbles us, makes us look and feel bad…for ourselves! We are immediately shown that we are indeed the “Fallen Species” here on this earth. What we like is when we read or hear “Heart Warming” articles, that makes us feel good about ourselves, that we have some sort of worth…Right?! Well…we do have worth…in the eyes of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Problem is, when we are left to our own devices, because time and time again, we fail and we know this is our Lot in Life. “Jesus Christ stated…Without me…YE can do nothing!” How frail we all are!
Here is something we need to continue to do on a daily basis, to look back across our lives and see for ourselves…where the Lord has been working, not just IN US, but in the lives of those around us. It truly takes a community to raise one child, because there is so much for us to learn. IF…that community of people are “Born-Again Christians”, how much better would each of us be?! It is to this end that I write.
When I was young, I loved to sing. My voice took a while to change and become deeper, but I loved to sing the High parts to the “Beach Boys” songs, especially “Surfer Girl.” The music from back then was filled with Ideas of Love and it sort of strummed the strings of my Heart. One of my Favorites was a sad song of death and separation, by J. Frank Wilson…”The Last Kiss”. There was one thing I did not like about it though, it was recorded with too fast a tempo. I wondered about this for a while, why was a “Love Song” recorded with such a fast tempo, obviously some one missed this point. I was living with may Family in the Philippines and I joined a band and we were really good, the kids loved our shows. So one night, I asked the band leader if I could sing “The Last Kiss” all alone, but slowed down to a Ballad.. He agreed and I began.
At first, all the kids were slow dancing and I kept singing. About half way through the song, I looked up and they were all standing there and just listening. By the end of the song, half of them were sitting down and the girls were crying and praying nothing like that would happen to them. That was the very time, that I knew the Power of Music…the Power of young Love! The song and my voice had strummed some heart strings in these kids. From that day on, I was hooked on Love…I was hooked on all the Love songs…and I craved to know and see it again and again. My relationships changed and I could now see the girl had a heart…hopes and dreams, just like me.
This life can be cruel at times, because there are things we need to learn while we are here. Love had two-sides to it, one was absolutely great and the other side was absolutely miserable. It seems that some girls used love to get things or at least their own way. Most often, I had my Heart on my shoulder and at times it would bear the brunt in some painful ways. It ended up making me calloused and uncaring at times, that is until the day I met my Wife Monika.
In our first years of Marriage, I was always aware that she could learn to dislike me, I am not the easiest person to live with. Yet she never gave up or gave in and she never thought about walking away from me and THAT gave me hope for Love. Once again I began to experiment in music and I would write a song or two and then sing them to her. I had a small and inexpensive studio in my Garage and I would spend hours in there, learning to write, mixing 4 sound tracks on a cassette and a reel to reel Recorder. And believe it or not, the songs came out fairly good! Not Professionally good by any stretch, by good enough to evoke a favorable response. That of Love…once again!
Years later I began to wonder what this phenomenon was, what made it so “Invasive?” It was not long after this, the Lord and I met…and it was a strong relationship, because…HE IS love! Now days, I have lost my singing ability and I can not sing as I used to, but then I am 65 years of age. Still, the words and tunes of Love roam about my heart and mind and they call them “Golden Oldies!” One thing I do know about Love, is that it never becomes tarnished or faded. Years later it will still shine like the Sun, the emotions will still surface and it will sprout wings and fly again. It was never the Tune or the Words…it was always God…because HE IS Love. Now days I simply write my Love to my Wife!
As I stated earlier in this article, this life runs in two directions and many people will “Love You” for one reason or the other, only a very select few will Love you for all the right reasons! And why is it this way? Because we are the “Fallen Species!” We are the ones that screw things up so badly, regardless of our best intentions in the beginning, we just can’t help ourselves. Our Lord and God is perfect in every way and that applies to Love as well, HIS Love is without end and Brighter than any Sun. As I read the Holy Word of God, I find this LOVE from HIM and it’s absolutely Pure and Unaltered. There will never be any end to HIS Love for us, because that is HIS nature!
People all over the world, cause pain and suffering and death, because they do NOT know my Lord and Savior! That is the consequences of their Choices, how odd is that?! The World today, wants Peace and Harmony, to Live and let others live as well. They are tired of all the Wars, of all the killing, the pain of loosing a Loved one…and yet…they never go to the source of all this Love…God! And to think, the majority of these people believe they are Intelligent and smart! How utterly deluded are they?!
These people like their comfort, their big bank accounts, days of Leisure, sumptuous food, nice and comfortable clothes, beautiful and big homes, fancy cars! An in the end, that is never enough for them! How odd is it…They want everything this life can offer them and in most cases they have no problem in crushing someone else to get it! Today, everyone is all about “ME!” It truly has become the “It’s all about ME” syndrome and then at select moments, they wonder where the Love is?! Absolute Ignorance! That’s all it is! And in the end, it becomes “Arrogance of God!” And then to think, their destiny in Eternity…will be Hell and the Lake of Fire! They…Chose this…for themselves! Strange!!
If Logic still permits…you would think, they would hear about the Lord God and HIS Love and then begin a Relationship with HIM…Yet what they do, is run in the opposite direction! Oxymoron’s!
My Wife and I have changed from a big house in San Antonio, to a much smaller house out here in Rural Texas, right next door to our kids. We know, the worth of things! We choose the worth of God’s Love for us, which never fades or goes away, it will follow us straight into the Arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! And we will live in TRUE Harmony and Peace for all of Eternity, that’s forever and ever! How about YOU?! Do you know this kind of Love?! A Love that grows and grows, moment by moment and never goes away! I know when we die or are in the Rapture, we will forever be with the Lord and that my Friends, is good enough for me! Jesus Christ…my Lord and Savior is more than sufficient for us! We have learned to be happy no matter what is going on, because the Lord has all our needs…already met for us! The Lord God knew us long before HE ever created the Universe, how GREAT is that?! What would you be willing to give…for Happiness?! Pure and simple!
So…in reference to all of this, How many young people, how many adults…die everyday, without knowing Jesus Christ and have consigned themselves to an Eternity in Hell and then the Lake of fire?! There are NO…”Do Overs!” You have this one lifetime to make that decision for Jesus Christ! You either comply with the God of the entire Universe…or you don’t, it’s that simple! It’s always been YOUR Choice to make….your decision and yours alone! There is never nor has there ever been any such way to “Reign in Hell!” You go to hell and it is a very personal and Individual situation! Again, you will suffer in Hell, as you lived your life here on earth…”It’s all about ME!”
John 14:6-11 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”
“Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works…”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
I use the King James version of the Bible and all emphasis is mine.