"I've Always Loved You"
February 9th, 2015 | 0 Comments
After a long day of putting on a garage sale, I was entertaining my wife and son by playing the guitar. Then I played a song I hadn't played for quite some time, "I've Always Loved You" by Third Day.
Stumbling through the words a bit, I finished up, then I noticed my wife was crying. After she could speak again, she said, "That's one of my all-time favorite songs. I remember listening to that song when I was a teenager and just feeling so good. I felt so light. Yes, things were simpler back then, but that's not really it. I guess I just forgot how much God loves me, and how much I love God."
I remember that time too. It just felt so good and easy to love and be loved by God. It seemed so much easier to rise above it all. I didn't really have to worry about anything because I knew in my heart of hearts, "God's got this!" Whatever it was that came my way, I wasn't burdened, buried, or weighed down for too long because I could honestly and completely give it over to God.
It was an amazing conversation and realization shared between my wife and I. So, I admit that the waterworks were also shared. But it felt great! We could feel that "weightlessness" again. We remembered it, we experience it again, and we longed for more. The weightlessness made sense to me...it was God holding us in his hands once again, embracing us with His amazing love, and reminding us that this is how it's supposed to be. It's as though God was singing His lullaby directly to us:
"Don't you know I've always loved you
Even before there was time
Though you turn away
I tell you still
Don't you know I've always loved you
And I always will"