No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

16th February 2015

In David Wilkerson’s book, The Cross And The Switch Blade, a former female New York gang member (a Deb) said to David Wilkerson after she had been saved, “Christ’s love is a love with no strings attached”. The young woman who said this was called Elaine and her description of divine love was so accurate. God’s love is unconditional and sacrificial, it’s constant and it’s at the core of his very nature.

Human beings by their own effort can never truly match this kind of love. A human being can only love like this if God gives them the ability to do so because this kind of love can only comes from God. The fact is that human love always comes with strings attached one way or another and that’s why so many human relationships fail. If we’re honest with ourselves, when we love we always expect something in return.

In one of his songs, John Lennon said that “All we need is love” and he was right but if he was thinking about human love then it won’t work. The love that we need is God’s love; love that has no strings attached. And if we take that kind of love and love God and our neighbours with it, then we have something immensely powerful.