“Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.” – Thomas Merton
Listen to my song “Come to Jesus” on YouTube by clicking HERE.
Show me compassion that I may live, for your law is my delight.
What is the law of God?
In my humble opinion, it’s simply love.
When Jesus was asked to state the greatest commandment, he said: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37-40).
Love is something that isn’t measured out based on merit.
It is freely given.
This is the kind of love that transforms a person’s heart.
I remember a time of a moral failure.
I felt like I deserved punishment.
Instead, an inspiration came to me out of the blue for a song which then spilled out from heart to paper.
I ended up recording that song, Come to Jesus, on my second album (which was incidentally titled Live to Love).
Some years later I learned from a fellow jail minister that my song was his favorite to play for inmates at services he led.
He told me how much the song moved them.
God is always pouring compassion upon us.
It has saved me over and over and over.
It fills me with life.
Such a law fills me with delight!
Listen to the song of the day “Come to Jesus” on the Live to Love album by clicking HERE.
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Remember: God loves you!