Tonight at church we sang a praise song that I have heard sung by multiple artists and have sung multiple times myself in worship. The praise song “Let my Words be Few” such a familiar song struck a new “chord” in my heart that it had not before. As we sang the words “Jesus I am so in love with you” God pressed the question on my heart “Why do you love me so much?” As we continued to sing the answers to this question started flowing. Being a part of the praise team I am ashamed to say that I hold back emotion quite often. My emotion may cause quite the comotion as truly pondering this question made me want to fall flat on my face in humility.
First and foremost Jesus created me. He is the creator of life itself. Because of Jesus I have breath. Because of Jesus I have senses to experience life in the good and the bad that life has to offer. In Acts 3:15 Peter refers to Him as “the author of life”.
Once sin entered the world by the choice of Adam and Eve God could have just wiped the slate clean. (Genesis chapter 3) With His creation now separated from Him by the curse of sin He immediately started His plan to save us. The one and only way to bring us back into a loving relationship with Him once again of course allowing us the freewill to choose Him. Ultimately His plan was to come to earth as a man, fully human, and fully God. To live a sinless life. To pay the price for our sin. “The wages of sin is death.” Romans 6:23 The fact that He left the glory of heaven to feel pain and temptation alone is humbling to me.
He came to earth humbly to serve. He led a life demonstrating Love in its true form. The perfect sacrificial LOVE. My thoughts then went to the image of His suffering on the cross and the look of love and forgiveness in His tender eyes. I know the amount of sin my life alone placed on Him. God calls to all of us. God calls to EVERY human being. We often forget that He also came to die for our enemies. The very people who hated Him He was carrying the weight of their sin as well.
Then my thoughts went to how He conquered death and rose again in three days proving that He is exactly who He said, GOD. Death has no victory over those who put their faith in Jesus. We will die physically, but our soul will live for eternity in heaven. Then came the image of Jesus coming back again this time to conquer evil once and for all. The image of His return coming down from the clouds is something I long for if I don’t get to see Him because of my physical death first. So you see it is hard for my “words to be few” when I truly contemplate why I can sing “Jesus I am so in love with you”. Of course after all this flooded my heart and mind during our song worship the Holy Spirit confirmed every bit of this through the words of our pastor. It seems any time God wants to draw me even closer He will affirm and reaffirm His point to me. Having a pastor that courageously preaches the word of God is truly a blessing.
“Jesus I am so in love with you” why….?
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
John 3:16-17 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
John 1 1-14 gives further understanding of exactly who Jesus is. Then again I recommend reading the entired bible from cover to cover to really know God…and then read it again and again! 🙂