Let's Get It On!!
There is a popular tune released in 2015 by Charlie Puth, featuring Meghan Trainor.
The song is named "Marvin Gaye".
The song's lyrics recall the love essence of Marvin's 1973 hit "Let's Get It On".
Much of what Marvin Gaye sang about was based on a love theme, either spiritual or sensual.
And here we are, almost 45 years later, with two young contemporary artists celebrating the honesty and endurance of this masterful performer, singer, writer and producer.
Recently, I was in the mood to reminisce my soul, and pulled out some vinyl albums from storage.
I discovered an album I forgot I had, but was delighted to come across!
Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On", from 1971.
Upon opening this vinyl gem, I was moved by the liner notes written by Marvin Gaye.
What he wrote, and signed, reveals where the inspiration to express such love comes from.
And these are his exact words from that album liner:
"Find God: we've got to find the Lord.
Allow him to influence us.
I mean what other weapons have we to fight the forces of hatred and evil.
And check out the Ten Commandments too. You can't go too far wrong if you live them, dig it.
Just a sincere and personal contact with God will keep you more together.
Love the Lord, be thankful, feel peace.
Thanks for life and loved ones.
Thank you Jesus.
John, the disciple of Jesus, wrote in his later letters:
"Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God.
Anyone who loves is a child of God, and knows God.
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him." 1John 7-9
The apostle Paul tells us:
"For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love." Romans 5:5
I know it was the love of God, poured out from the heart of Marvin Gaye by the Spirit of God, that manifested in this music of love, to sooth and edify those of us with ears to hear.
I thank God for the good gifts He sends into the world for our benefit, each and every day!
So, let's Marvin Gaye, and get our love groove on, towards God and each other!!!