Thursday, August 16, 2007
At one point I was planning on sitting down and explaining my day to help you understand the emotions and hurt and pain that I went though today (even though some great friends were around). However, I don't feel like it anymore, so let me just say:

I was driving home tonight, and heard these lyrics come out of my iPod:
"I was made to love you
I was made to find you
I was made just for you
Made to adore you
I was made to love
And be loved by you
You were here before me
You were wating on me
And you said you'd keep me
Never would you leave me
I was made to love
and be loved by you"

Who knew TobyMac could make me cry? Driving though the prettiest lightning storm ever, my face was not wet because my windows were down (they were). My voice was literally cracking as I sang this chorus several times. It rings so true, that it is ALL about LOVE (as Stephen Curtis Chapman once put it).

The song reminded me that no matter what crap life throws at us, no matter how awfully we feel, how bad our body is crying out in pain, my soul is crying out for so much more. I have an amazing network of family and friends that will always love me, and always show it; but their love will NEVER compare to the love that Jesus Christ has for me, the love that he has always had for me, OR the love that he always will have for me.

The next time you are in pain, you are tired, you are lonely, you are hurt, you are drained, remember that these pains are nothing compared to the love that Christ Jesus has for you.

May the love and mercy of Christ wash over you in every moment of pain, in every moment of doubt, in every moment of hurt, in every moment of shame, in every moment of worry; may the love of Christ prevail in your life. Amen.

"Now, for something a little different." Funny video of the day!



Swing said...

Who would have thought Toby Mac could be so sensitive??? John Reuben has made me cry several times.

Hope you're having a better day :)

Matt said...

Thanks. I had a rotten thing happen yesterday too, but Jesus' love is enough to comfort me.