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?