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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Valentine's Day is Coming: Words on Love (part 1)

From the Jars of Clay song Only Alive, on the album Who We Are Instead.

Though my heart has been torn by loves I have worn
And I'm tempted by them ever still
I tremble inside when you walk in the room
You hold my affections and will

This reminds me that we can trust God with our hearts. Who else loves unconditionally (Rom 5:8), eternally (Ps 100:5), joyfully (Zeph 3:17), willfully (John 3:16), and punctually (Rom 5:6, 1 Pet 5:6-7)? People will fail us, hurt us, abandon us, tear us, and leave scars. God never fails to do good to those who love him (Rom 8:28) and we love because he first loved us (1 John 4:19). Who is like our God?


Blogger Jess said...

Good points all around. I like the verses in 2 cor. about what love is and what love isn't. But I'm sure you'll get to that at some point in your series. In the meantime, Happy V-day suckers! j/k.

10:07 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I second Jesse in the importance of knowing what love and what it isn't!I was about to post this verse..."The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save.He will take great delight in you,he will quiet you with his love,he will rejoice over you with singing." when I realized that it's one of the ones you mention in your actual blog Joshua :)... Anyways, I wanted to make a note on God's punctuality vs. our society's tendency to hurry everything possible...Song of Solomon urges women(but it I think it applies to all) to not "awake love until it so desires" Why does our world stress that being single is like a disease then?!? It is such an opprotunity to serve God wholly!!! Nothing against relshnp's, just if we let socety's view rub off on us then we aren't able to give God our full trust! Just a lil' passionate about this subject...oh sweet sweet irony.Okay. done. finito.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Chris Hillcoat said...

Good comfort for all us singletons out there ;)

2:05 PM  
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