Sunday, August 26, 2007

Third Day

When I was home in TN for my break from school, I was able to spend some time playing the piano and singing. Both are things that I have always enjoyed and are ways for me to destress. I was playing out of a book of praise songs and Third Days song "Love Song" was in there. As I was singing through the song, the words overtook me. It is a song that I have sung many times, but when I was at home, in that moment, it seemed that Jesus was speaking directly to me.
For those of you that don't know the song, it begins by saying "I've heard it said that a man would climb a mountain just to be with the one he loves." The next verse talks about a man swimming the deepest ocean to be with the one he loves. As the song gets to a close it says, "
Just to be with you, I've done everything. There's no price I did not pay; Just to be with you, I gave everything, Yes, I gave my life away"
At those words, I really felt like Jesus was speaking directly to me. He was saying, "Amalie, I have given everything just to be with you. You are constantly running from my love. You are constantly doubting my love. What more can I do to convince you of my love because I GAVE EVERYTHING!"
I don't want you to think that I feel like I am unloved. However, I like a lot of people just simply do not understand on God can continue to love me. He is so great and we are so weak. I feel today's world makes it a lot harder to truly believe in and be able to comprehend unconditional love.
Unconditional love is the love that Jesus offers us. He has done everything he can to make it very clear that no matter who or what we are He loves us. We can do nothing to earn his love, He loves us. We can be as bad as we want, He loves us. We can feel so unlovable, He loves us.
How many of you have little things in your life that you just try to hold back from him? How many of you may have these little parts of yourself that you want to fix first before you present it to Jesus? How many of you realize that we are missing the point by thinking this way. "Just to be with you, I gave everything." Those words were jumping out at me and saying to me that He loves me with my flaws and all. I don't have to get dressed up in my sunday dress to be presentable to Christ. I can come to him in my grubby Saturday morning dirty house cleaning clothes and He loves me the way that I am.
I hope that all of us will take a moment to realize that any time we doubt His love we should remember that He gave everything to be with us. He loves every part of you no matter what!!