Our world seems saturated with love stories, romantic movies and songs, yet more are constantly being churned out. The demand seems insatiable. Artists, songwriters, poets, and writers continually try to capture the sense of loving or being loved, pursuing or being pursued, or desiring or being desired.
Again and again those who are not Christians are expressing a desire to be loved in the way only God can. Some time ago there were a couple of songs on the airwaves, Thank You for Loving Me at My Worst and Hey Leonardo, She Likes Me for Me. These songs express the sort of love God has for us. God loves us at our worst, and he loves and accepts us as we are.
Songwriters have expressed the desire and the experience of their heart to love and be loved, but when they don’t know God, they look for that need to be met by another person. For some this seems to work, at least for a time, but unfortunately people let us down. Some go from relationship to relationship looking for what only God can give them. As Christians we are sometimes no better, expecting people to give us the love and acceptance that only God can give.
Let’s listen to the love song God sings over us and find in him the love and acceptance we crave:
“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).