"So where do you go to church?"
".............. How about you?"
Then a few random niceties, and somehow we were talking about worship and doctrine after discovering a familiar relationship to my old church. The woman spoke of her church and how they do things and why.
"Yeah we sing songs with rich doctrine, not just "Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me", and all those other songs that repeat over and over like, "I love Jesus, I love Jesus". We like to have rich theology in our worship."
Anyway, I pause at this point because she lost me there. You see I have no problem with songs that sing of the truths of the gospel, and weave in theological truths, but I do have a problem with thinking you can move past the simplicity of the love of Jesus. What was she insinuating in that statement? I can only guess. I however, like to keep it short and sweet and simple. If not for the love of God, and the fact that He loved us so much, out of love He sent us Jesus to remedy our relationship than I simply do not know where you and I would be. Why make a simple message complicated? Why always think there has to be more?
I have a lovely little melody running through my mind often. One that I heard Whitney Houston sing in the movie Bodyguard. One that you and I all know so well. So simple even a child could grasp it's truth and sing it over and over, oh yeah and over again!! Enjoy!