Today’s song brings me back to the classic metal of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. When you watch the attached video of Lasting Love by Ransom, you might think you’re watching a secular group. However, as Lisa Faxon begins to sing, this lasting love isn’t about a couple, but based upon a loving God detailed in the Bible. While the word ransom usually has a negative connotation, the group shares heavenly metal.
And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17 This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love, 1 John 4:16-18.
While listening to Lasting Love for the first time, I was reminded of the words written by the disciple whom Jesus loved. As a member of Jesus’ inner circle or in today’s terms core leader, John had many private conversations that only Peter, and James heard. Subsequently, the promise of God’s lasting love in the passage above compliments today’s featured song.
by Jay Mankus