The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney) wrote a popular song way back in the sixties entitled ‘All you need is love’ as I am sure many of you will already know. It was a secular composition but I think it was more than that as it was aimed at the heart. Written in times when love was the main theme of the day and people were encouraged to love one another and be one big happy family. However it also encouraged ‘free love’ even if that wasn’t intended. In ‘free love’ I mean promiscuity. The idea of the whole world population loving each other was and still is in the heart of many people and quite rightly too. This ‘love’ unfortunately is based upon human feelings and lacks true spirituality and the belief in a Creator God for many. We as human beings fall far short of the glory of God and the true love He created and showed through Christ Jesus. All we really need is love, His love and to be able to live it.
ALL WE NEED (Philippians 4:19)
Humans are fundamentally needy creatures—newborns instinctively gasp for oxygen, kids hunger for afternoon snacks, high schoolers seek friends and popularity, young adults chase careers, and so on. People are needy by design—physically, socially, emotionally and most importantly, spiritually. God is intimately acquainted with the needs of his people. As all-knowing God, he anticipates his people’s needs; as a loving Father, he tenderly provides (Mt 7:7–11).
Having a laugh with friends or grabbing a bite to eat cannot result in lasting satisfaction. The deepest needs are of the soul, not the body. Thankfully, this passage proclaims that these needs can be satisfied through Jesus, who is rich in glory. The more we grow in our faith in Christ, the more our needs are satisfied by the riches he offers. Paul confirmed that the God of the universe is able: the One who created humans will also be their continuing resource. God can be trusted to take care of those who believe in Christ and who follow him with their lives. His supply of mercy is endless—flowing from the glory that is in Christ Jesus, who left heaven to show love and mercy to rebels. The God whom believers trust for provision is the same God with the power to conquer sin and death. He can meet any need.
Jesus, thank you for knowing my needs even before I know them. Thank you for meeting them all, both big and small. Amen.
Taken from NIV The Jesus Bible