My eyes started welling up with tears before I could even catch myself. Driving in the early morning hours to Cedarville University to represent our grad school and seminary, I listened to my ipod most of the way.
The David Crowder Band song ‘How He Loves Us’ got me choked up as I focused on the poignant words of that song:
“Love is like a hurricane and I am a tree, bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy…He is our Portion and we are His Prize, drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes. If His grace is an ocean we are all sinking…heaven meets earth like an unforseen 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.- Oh how He loves us!”
While I quickly wiped away the tears feeling a sense of embarrassment at crying (I don’t cry much), I love those moments. Who cares if I show up to Cedarville with bloodshot eyes? I had a good, convicting, and glorious moment. It was the perfect spiritual refreshment of worship that I needed.
The rest of the day has only been ‘so-so’ in terms of what I was hoping to do. But that’s of lesser importance. May God’s love overwhelm you and may other see it clearly in our lives.
“…And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power – together with all the saints – to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” – Eph. 3:17-19