Are there any classic rock and roll fans here? Who let the Boomers in? It will be Valentine’s Day in a few weeks, and retailers have their cards and candy ready for purchase. It led me to think about love songs, and I wanted to know if any of you remember the song, What’s Love Got to Do With It? Some or a lot. Does anyone remember who sang that mid-80’s blockbuster? Tina Turner. The grandmother of Rock and Roll.
Sadly, Tina Turner’s life shows love means little as she has gone through one relationship after another and based her success partly on sex and suggestion.
I should not be so hard on Tina. She isn’t any more off about love than any other singer, be it Rock, Rag, Rap, or Country. Our airwaves are flooded with songs about love. Our bookshelves are filled with books about love and romance, and yet it seems that so few know what love is about.
Tina Turner asked, “What’s love got to do with it?” The answer is, everything.
Love is not just something we say. It is something we do. We have begun our New Year, focusing on I Love My Church. We’ve been learning about all the opportunities our gifts can make happen.
Here is a shameless admission; we’re trying to tug at your heart. We want you to see the needs and opportunities we see as we attempt to do the work of ministry God called us to. Why? Because we know you have big hearts filled with the love of Jesus. Because you know that love has everything to do with it. Today, through your gift, you can show your love for God through what you give.
When it comes to giving, love has everything to do with it!