Friday, January 8, 2010

A Subtle Sentiment

I was romanced today by a beautiful song by Brandon Heath called "Love Never Fails." I listened to it over and over as I was driving, as I stared at the moon straight ahead. I felt this sense of being lullabied; this peace came over me. It wasn't a profound movement in my soul, it was more like a gentle song being whispered to my heart. I am learning that romance requires a response. Let's take the picture of a man romancing a woman, perhaps bringing her roses, making her a fancy dinner, or writing her a song. If the woman does not respond in a negative or a positive way, the relationship will become stagnant. The man keeps trying to pursue her and win her over, yet he is forgotten and neglected. When the woman chooses to overlook and ignore these romances, they will seem less and less important and eventually become invisible to her. Perhaps that is why God's pursuit of our hearts seems subtle. We, or at least I, have so long ignored and overlooked his romantic pursuits that I have become immune to them. When I do happen to notice them, they seem petty and obscure. Most often I am not paying attention. If we were to take a step (or two) back and ask the Lord to redirect our focus and to restore our sight, we would see that there is obvious evidence that the Almighty does indeed love us intensely.
Below are the words to "Love Never Fails." As you read the words, consider ways that God is trying to win your heart. Reflect upon the words. Imagine it to be God's song to you. Allow your heart to be captivated. Know that his love truly never fails.

Love is not proud
Love does not boast
Love after all
Matters the most

Love does not run
Love does not hide
Love does not keep
Locked inside

Love is the river that flows through
Love never fails you

Love will sustain
Love will provide
Love will not cease
At the end of time

Love will protect
Love always hopes
Love still believes
When you don’t

Love is the arms that are holding you
Love never fails you

When my heart won’t make a sound
When I can’t turn back around
When the sky is falling down
Nothing is greater than this
Greater than this

Love is right here
Love is alive
Love is the way
The truth the life

Love is the river than flows through
Love is the arms that are holding you
Love is the place you will fly to
Love never fails you

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