I can tell that summer is here. I was able to sleep in a little ( like 20 minutes) and take my time in the morning and the house is completely quiet. Where are those people that live with me?
Anyway, yesterday I received an email about a band call Family Force 5. They are a Christian crunk rock band. That’s usually not my type of music, but it’s still intriguing to me to see people use so many different ways to spread the message of the Christ. One of their songs is called “Love Addict” and the music video has over 3.5 million hits on YouTube. This song contains the following lyric:
Hold Up! Wait a minute! Put a little love in it!
That sort of reminds me of Paul in 1 Corinthians
1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. 2If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing. 3-7If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. ( The Message)
I mean really, if I have everything, but I don’t have love what do I have. And that is the message of the Christ. Check it in Mark:
35For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? 37Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? Mark 8:35-37 (New International Version)
So today, whether you like crunk rock or not ( and I think I am starting to!), sing it out:
Hold up, Wait a minute, Put a little love in it!
Can’t kick the habit,
I’ve got to have it,
I’m what is called a