I love this song. I love singing it in the house, during the worship time at church, in the car, wherever. Today North Point did a mashup of Silent Night and this song. It was rad. While singing during the service, I could hardly even complete the chorus because I absolutely cannot comprehend His love.
I mean, seriously?
He loves somebody like me? In all my sin, all my brokenness and faults?
Those are the common thoughts that start flooding my mind, but somewhere halfway through the 2nd time they start singing “He loves us,” do those thoughts turn into this:
He loves somebody like me. Because of my sin, my brokenness and faults. He sent his SON for ME!
This part of the song, this is about where I lost it.
I get it. I love it.
37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Whoa. Now how do I teach it?
How can I express this to that “friend” who thinks all is lost because of something they may, or may not have done? How do we show them as Christians how powerful His love is, and that they are also the beneficiary? Or more importantly, how do I show this to my children?
If you have children, when do you remember when they actually got it?
yup – one of my fav’s too – our band rocks this song hard… PS I love the reverse graphic on your logo. It’s one of my favorite typography techniques.
Yeah the Silent Night/Oh how he loves Mashup was epic yesterday.
The typography wasn’t really my doing, credit really goes to Tom on the 8bit team. Found it in the Mosaic Theme custom.css file and liked it, but it’s a placeholder until I can actually get a real logo up there. Thanks for stopping by!
I bet the mash up was awesome!
I think I am still trying to wrap my hear around the idea that God sent his son to pay for my sins. I mean am I really worth that? In His eyes I am, and that is the greatest feeling in the World.
As a father the thought of giving your son up really hits hard, and is a tough concept. That is true love, and one great sacrifice.
Love is at the center of it all though. I just try to show others love daily. If the love of God is seen through me on a daily basis I would be pretty pleased. Tough sometimes, but I try!
Tough, absolutely. The “Try” part is imperative though. There’s a definite difference pre and post kids that different things have different effects on us. I noticed it first when watching “Man on Fire,” shortly after having my 2nd daughter.
Thanks for stopping by Adam!
This is one of my favorite songs. I actually really like John Mark McMillan’s verse a little better. But the first time I heard the song I was driving and had to pull over just to weep.
I’m not so big on the sloppy wet kiss line
Different strokes, for different folks… LOL
Really? I loved it. 🙂
no – in general, I don’t like sloppy wet kisses, so that line grosses me out LOL
It’s appropriate some times, like when you come home from work, or coming home from church, or after a long walk. Oh, and the sloppy kisses are from your dog.