Tuesday, October 27, 2009

How He Loves Us

I am obsessed with the song "How He Loves Us." My particular favorite is David Crowder Band's cover. I play it over and over again...it's playing in the background as I am writing this blog. The song starts with the words, "He is jealous for me." I was thinking about that this morning in relation to my kids. I am jealous for them in that I want the very best for them. I want them to make the team, have great friends, to be safe, to make good moral choices...I could go on and on. I am praying a specific prayer for one of my kids today that seems a little superficial. I am fully admitting that. As I talked to God about it this morning, however, I was reminded that I had a similar prayer for one of my other kids a few years ago. Almost the same silly prayer. But, I was also reminded of how God answered that prayer. I didn't even fully recognize it until later. After the thing happened (when God answered my prayer) I was driving in my car alone and the full weight of how God answered that prayer washed over me. Exactly what I asked and I almost missed it. So, I'm expecting the same this time. Not that I'll miss it but that God will answer.

The chorus of the song is this, "Oh, how He loves us; oh, how He loves us; oh, how He loves us; oh, how He loves..."

He loves us. Deeply and desperately. He wants good for us just like we want that good thing for our own kids. Except His love is on such a greater scale. Beyond our comprehension or ability to even fathom it.

He loves us. He loves you.

Serving the King,