A few days ago, as I was driving home. I pulled out onto Coastal Highway headed north when I hit the wrong button and ejected a CD that I did not even remember was in there. I passed the “DQ” and pulled into the next parking lot to get things under control. I looked at the title of the CD and saw it was “disk one” of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” I figured that disk had been in there for about half a year! I love 70’s Rock & Roll and actually, it is not a terrible Biblical interpretation; So I pushed it in and began to listen.
Suddenly, Wow! The thundering music and the amazing voices took me to that place of worship. I was singing along when it happened. Mary Magdalen (Yvonne Elliman) began to sing, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and I had the thought, sometimes I don’t know how to love Him either. It can be hard!
In fact, later in this Rock Musical it becomes even harder to hear Judas sing the very same song as he betrays Jesus! I was fully engaged as I prayed, “Lord help me not betray you. Help me love you better. And then I was reminded.
Hey, you and I can love God because God first loved us! In fact, the Apostil Paul says, “I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, [nor covid, nor even our own sinfulness] shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom 8:38-39). And, “because we are justified by faith, we can have peace with God through Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1). Now that’s a Rock we can Stand on!!!
Love God and Love People! Because God loves us!