All You Need Is Love

A story about a singing group who sang about love and one man who showed us by example just what love is.

When I was a little girl, I saw the Beatles. One afternoon when I was on my way home from school in Edinburg, the streets were filled with screaming people. They were all pointing up at a tall building. And when I looked up, I saw four mopped-headed young men leaning halfway out a window waving madly to the large crowd below…

I really had no idea at the time who the Beatles were, but I knew they were important because of the mad adoration they were receiving from the adoring crowd.

Two Different Kinds Of Love

These men became the obsession of many around the world. As their popularity grew, they would write a song, All You Need Is Love. John, Paul, George, and Ringo became entrenched in Eastern mysticism, spirituality, and the drug culture as they reached the zenith of their popularity. And it was during this time they wrote this famous song.

There was another man who lived two thousand of years before the Beatles who also had a message of love. In His time, he was not world renowned.

For a brief time, He also had adoring local crowds. But mostly, He was misunderstood. He was a Rabbi, and He traveled all of Israel teaching love. A very different kind of love from the Beatles. The love He taught was from His Father. He would go on to demonstrate this amazing love by dying a horrible death in the place of you and me, taking on the penalty for our sins.

He died, but His immense love went on and still goes on today. It saves, changes, and transforms lives.

The Lover Of Our Souls

Jesus is the lover of our souls and the Savior of the world. It is His love we need. Because He IS love!

An Example Of Love

Lately, I’ve been so drawn to Romans 12:9-20. It’s about love and the way true love acts.

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love, giving preference to one another; give preference to one another in honor; not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;

Rejoice in hope, persevering in tribulation, devote to prayer, contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and curse not.

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

Be of the same mind towards as one another; do not be haughty in mind but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation.

Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of men.

If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay”, says the Lord.

But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so you will heap burning coals upon his head.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:9-21

This is what love looks like, lived out in our lives! Yes, all you need is LOVE!

I’m spending the next several weeks memorizing these verses. Maybe you would like to as well.

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  1. Marsha Reynolds says:

    Thanks Yvonne, good reminder. I’m feeling very vengeful right now… that’s not my normal response. I needed to remember to let go and let God.

    1. Marsha, I just prayed for you! Don’t let the enemy get a stronghold! Hugs.

    2. Yvonne,
      I am going through a very very hard time in my life. I am facing something I never dreamed in my life that I would ever have to be dealing with such a horrific issue for lack of a better word. A person who has had a personal vindication against me has caused me enormous problems and possible personal issues that could ruin my life. I was always very kind and generous to this person but when they did not get the results that they were planning then I became their priority in getting revenge. Now I am facing their fabricated dismiss to destroy my life.
      How do I pray for this person? A person that I know and my family knows has pure evil in their heart. I know Jesus died for us all and His word says to pray for your enemy but how do I pray for someone is trying to destroy me and my family with lies and revenge?

      1. Gigi, I just prayed for you and your situation.

  2. Amen! Thanks for sharing, Yvonne. Happy Lord’s Day!

  3. Barbara Hatloe says:

    I enjoy your comments so much. thank You

  4. D McDonald says:

    Yes Jesus came to save us. Those who submit their lives to Him will be saved. The world needs more Jesus. Thank you for sharing

  5. I always look forward to your Sunday scripture posts. God is love. God is with us. Thank you for sharing your strong faith. Have a blessed day.

  6. This is such a beautiful message that we need to read and read and remember the words.Thank you

  7. Debbie Wells says:

    1 Corinthians 15:3-5
    He was buried and raised. The rest of the chapter is important.

  8. I love your Sunday Scripture. You have a way of writing that get me thinking, especially when it hits home with me. Thank You for sharing your strong faith with us. I look forward to it every Sunday. Have a blessed week.

  9. Susan Gorges says:

    I so needed this today. I thank you.

  10. Good word of encouragement,thank you. Have a Blessed day.

  11. Happy Sunday, my friend. Isn’t it amazing that we have a God who loves us so much?

  12. Karen from Michigan says:

    Such powerful words from scripture!
    I have been wanting to get into the habit of reading the Bible daily and I am going to start today with these words from Romans 12:9-21. Thank you Yvonne for sharing.

  13. God The Father Son And The Holy Spirit says:

    God Bless You