Thursday, June 16, 2011

Needing to be Loved

Thursdays – Dawn’s Devotions for Writers

"For God so loved the world that he gave
his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV)

People hunger to be loved and accepted.

I believe that’s the primary reason Lady Gaga was recently named the most powerful celebrity on Forbes' list of 100 top celebrities—bumping Oprah to number two.

My personal opinion is that Lady Gaga is an intelligent, sensitive, and talented young woman—who also dresses outlandishly and often pushes the boundaries of appropriateness too far.

She has a HUGE fan base. Why? Part of it is her vocal strength and ability to put on a “show.” But, the bigger reason is the message she believes and shares with her audience. Acceptance. Love people for who they are and learn to love yourself.

Lady Gaga is extremely influential in the world today because people need to hear and feel what she offers.

Friends, do we not have something even greater to offer?

Why is it that the love of Christ seems diminished in the eyes of the world when it comes to comparing how people feel about entertainers, sports heroes, or other fallible humans?

As writers, we have the opportunity to share God’s love through our stories with those seeking validation just for existing. No one on earth can be more forgiving, loving, and accepting than our Lord Jesus.

To God be the glory….