Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For when you are feeling worthless...

My love language is "words of affirmation." Words mean a great deal to me. I will remember kind things that are said to me for years to come, as well as cruel things. Because words mean so much to me, music is a huge part of worship for me. I do not have the ability to express my faith and love for Christ as beautifully and elegantly as many songwriters, so I enjoy taking part in their hearts of worship. So, today, I just want to share some lyrics from a beautiful song and leave it out there for you to sit with, if you so choose. More lyrics to come.

"He is jealous for me
Loves like a hurricane
I am a tree
Bending beneath
The weight of His wind and mercy

When all of 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
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, 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,
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves

I thought about You
The day Stephen died
And You met me
Between my breaking
I know that I still love you, God
Despite the agony
'cause people, they want
To tell me you're cruel
But if Stephen were here
He'd say it's not true,

'cause, God,

You love us
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves us
Whoa, how He loves."

These are the lyrics for "How He Loves" by John Mark McMillan - a truly beautiful song. Just soak with these words, and, if you want to be shaken a bit, take a look at this youtube video, which has John Mark singing this song and telling the story behind it:

Note: Consequently, my love of words is probably why blogging is so difficult for me. It is frustrating when I cannot express myself as beautifully as I wish I could. And it is frustrating when people misuse language and/or grammar in their postings. Anyway, there's a bit of self-discovery for you to chew on.

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