Monday, August 6, 2012

Our Lover

You know those people who don't like some Christian music because, unless they know what group is singing the song, they can't tell if it's a song about God or a song about somebody's boyfriend?  In a way, I get their point.  Some songs it's difficult to tell the difference.

But, I kinda like that.

Why?  Well, I'll tell you.  Sometimes, I think we get so caught up in how God is our Father, our holy Judge, the Righteous One -- that we forget that He is also our Lover.  Not in a weird, creepy way, but in deep, true way.

The way I see it, almost everything we long for, hope for, wait for in a boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse is more totally fulfilled by our Bridegroom.  He is secure, understanding, forever, steady.  He won't desert you for anyone else.  He never stops thinking about you.  He would do anything for you to show you that He loves you. 

And He's not boring because He's perfect.  He's not entirely safe to be with.  He's sometimes wild, radical, and un-orthidox in the world's eyes.  Yet He will always take care of you.  His strong arms will always be there to hold you when the journey is tough.  In the words of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - "He is not a tame lion, but he is good."

So, I sometimes like music that almost sounds like a love song because it reminds me that -- oh, yeah, God is the greatest, most complete and perfect Lover I'll ever have.

I love the chorus to this song!


1 comment:

  1. I remember noticing that as a young teenager, but I was taught when I grew older that God plants these traits that we would like in a spouse, and they turn out to have a lot in common with God.