My One and Only You
What do you think God had on his mind when he created the world? Most of us probably never go that deep unless we are a Bible student or were in the midst of our drug induced high's where we were in "another world". It is a question we may ask when we see him in heaven but will never be answered by our human logic.
Maybe this one is a little easier. What were the Platters thinking when they recorded the song "Only You"? Not quite as old as the beginning of time, but definitely old school. What is anyone thinking when they sing a love song?
Possibly the creation of mankind was a love song from God to us. Think of the Garden of Eden. I would bet that every day God is singing us a love song, but we are not always listening, we are too busy self destructing. Maybe, mankind and God exchange love songs every day, but we direct them more to another person of his creation rather than him. Not a bad thing, but might be a good idea if we send him one first, then show that same love to another person.
Like these words from that Platter's song:
Only you can make all this world seem right
Only you can make the darkness bright
Only you and you alone
Can thrill me like you do
And fill my heart for only you
As I was thinking yesterday about you, I thought how God has laid on my heart the importance of every human being. Each of us is loved so deeply by him and he so longs for us to reciprocate, to him, and to each other. We may have one of the two right, but to accomplish both is a masterpiece of his plan.
Just maybe another line from that song gives us a blueprint how to do it:
Only you can make all this change in me
I think that to Him, you are his "One and only you", and he is singing to you right now words of love, encouragement and hope. To me you are the most precious part of my earthly life, someone I can express my gratitude and love to on behalf of my creator, who has loved me far more than I deserved. He truly made that change in me.
Write your own song to Him, send us a copy and let's commence to sing that same song to as many others as we can. And BTW, you truly are my one and only you!
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Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.