How He Loves Us

My first post for 2011, and can I just say a really Happy New Year to you! May it be full of God’s presence, and overflowing with His love. His love for us is immeasurable the Bible says, it cannot be contained, and He longs for each one us to know this love in greater and deeper ways.

I wanted to post a song, one of my favourite songs, about God’s love for us. For me, the words convey so much of this love – ‘like a hurricane.’ A love that is jealous for us. A love that ecilpses our afflictions and our regrets. A love that is full of grace. ‘If grace is an ocean, then we’re all sinking!’ So beautiful, and so true.

We are His portion, and He is our prize.

May this song minister to each one of us, and may we encounter Him, and this love like a hurricane more and more in the year ahead.

He is jealous for me
Love’s like a hurricane, I am a tree
Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy
When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory
and I realize just how beautiful You are and how great your affections are for me.
Oh, how He loves us so
Oh, how He loves us
How He loves us so.

Yeah, He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves.

So we are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes
If grace is an ocean we’re all sinking
So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss and my heart turns violently inside of my chest
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way

That He loves us,
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves us
Oh, how He loves …

Advertisements

~ by Birgit on January 12, 2011.

13 Responses to “How He Loves Us”

  1. We love this song… especially the original by David Crowder… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCunuL58odQ

  2. I love this song, I listen to it on the radio, the David Crowder original.

  3. I just finished a bible study about how much He loves us. This song brought a tear to my eyes. :)

  4. Thanks so much for this, Elena, I had only seen David Crowder’s live version of this, which is fantastic too, but I really enjoyed this video! Thank you. Love to you and Obed.

    ***

    Hi Susanne :) I hope you’re well. That’s so great you love this too, Love B xo

    ***

    That’s so lovely, Hope. And what a wonderful topic for your study! No doubt God would have revealed again something of how immeasurable and incredible His love is for us, through what you read :). As Kim Walker says during this worship, we are never the same after we encounter His love.

  5. Just beautiful! Thank you Birgit. x

  6. This is a beautiful song. Even the smallest revelation of His great love for us will change our lives forever! Hope you’re well B, you’re on my mind and in my prayers:)

  7. Thanks Laura, so glad you liked it too ox

    ***

    Hi Rain, I love what you’ve written here, it’s so true, it’s an incredible thing when God opens our eyes to His love, and then when He continually deepens our understanding of this love in our lives with Him. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayer, I so appreciate it, and I hope you’re well too :) love B xo

  8. Seeing a video like this reminds me of the moment I chose the path that led me to Atheism.

    Music like this, with these types of lyrics are particularly effective at creating strong emotional responses and limiting the effectiveness of the rational side of our brains.

    As soon as I took a step back from the situation, for a more objective viewpoint, I began to understand what was actually going on inside me.

    Never underestimate the power of the human brain to create tricks and be fooled, especially when emotions are flying high. Take a step back, don’t accept things on face value as you are likely to do when made vulnerable from listening to this.

  9. Hi James,

    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts here.

    It’s a helpful point you make, and whilst I think there is a rightful place for an emotional response in relation to God, and in worship, I think that sometimes emotionalism and heightened feelings can be confused with experiencing God. I’m reminded of what Jesus said to His followers about loving God with all of our hearts as well as all of our minds, and your reply is a helpful reminder for me of this.

    Thank you, and all the very best.

  10. Hi Brigit,

    I’m glad you found my response helpful. If I might be permitted to pursue this point further I would ask; how exactly would you differentiate between emotionalism and experiencing God?

    If the answer would be that the feeling you get appears different to that of emotions experienced in everyday life (or listening to other such inspirational but secular based music) then I would suggest that that may very well be what religion is capable of instilling within individuals. However, just because religion creates a unique experience does not necessarily mean that experience is God. I am reminded of neurological studies on meditating individuals revealing parts of the brain becoming active that would never be so active during ordinary life.

    Human beings have evolved strong pattern searching abilities, unfortunately, the misfiring of those abilities, in a complex modern world, is all too common.The pattern where a religious ritual/prayer/worship leads to strong feelings/voices in head/coincidental events, however unique or defined, does not mean that they are the result of a God’s loving intervention.

    I understand your posts are primarily meant for Christian viewers so I hesitate to post this debate orientated response. I consider these problems carefully on a daily bases and so I tend to seek out debate where I can. I will cease this pursuit here though if this is not deemed an appropriate forum for it.

    James

  11. Hi James,
    Thanks so much for your thoughtful response, raising some really interesting questions.
    Just to say, I’ll come back as soon as I’m able to with a fuller reply. All the very best in the meantime.

  12. This is a great song, but the original is not by David Crowder – the original is by John Mark McMillan. It is an amazing song written the day after his best friend died.

  13. Hi Stacy, thanks so much for this. I just read more about the background to John Mark McMillan writing this song, as a celebration of God, which is especially moving given the grief over losing his friend.

...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: