To those who were raised in the 70’s you may be
familiar with a song called "Love Jones". A very popular movie which is now a
cult classic which bared the same title came out in the 90's. So what exactly is a "Love Jones"?
Well actually the term derived from a section in New York referred to as
Manhattan’s Great Jones Alley. This was an area which was known for
drug use; specifically a heroin. This drug in the opiate family, is known to be
highly addictive, creating intense cravings by the user. Thus, those who
frequently lived or visited the alley were know to have a "Love Jones", or
intense craving for their drug of bondage.
Today, the Jones Alley has cleaned up a bit, even
having a fragrance named after it. "Great Jones", Bond No.9. The term also has
been white washed into another meaning. The urban dictionary refers to a "Love
Jones" as an intense desire and love for someone.A craving or
intensity that can only be fulfilled by their desire.
I’ve heard people say that they were "Jonesin for a
burger", or had a "serious jones for someone". I recall even saying it myself,
being that my last name is Jones, I’ve often teased my husband of twenty-four
years by flirting with him and telling him that "I had a Love Jones for
What are you jonesin for? Is it all material? Are
you jonesin for the new house, the job, the car, the top position in your
circle? Is that what drives you each day? Your desire to have "it"?
What about an intense desire and love to know Jesus?
To wake up every day with a deeply burning desire just to be close to HIM? Hey,
what about having a highly addictive urge just to be in HIS presence every day?
Well guess what? HE has this desire for you! He loves you with the deepest,
most intense love that one could not even fathom within our mere earthly realm.
HIS eyes are always on you, HIS ears always leaning to hear your every word. HE
follows you everywhere you go and watches your every move. It is never ending.
An infinite force that I believe is always constantly pulling us toward HIM,
and we don’t even realize it. Through HIS grace and mercy, through the sun, the
wind and our beating hearts, he does not hesitate to remind us daily by leaving
imparting love notes to us all day. What if the wind you feel on your face every
day is actually HIS kiss for you everyday? Kim W. got it right with that song,
" How HE loves us"…
Let’s make it our goal to build such a relationship
with JESUS to the point of falling in love with HIM intensely. It can become
addictive ya know. Next thing you know, you find yourself loving
others…..loving life…. Love….sigh