“Don’t underestimate the God who loves you.” This line was in my head every time I woke up in the middle of the night and again this morning. I wrote about this song, Pushing Back the Dark, a couple of days ago, but this one line is still running on a loop in my mind. And I am hit with the realization that I DO underestimate God and His love for me.
The thing is that I know with my head that He loves me. I’ve read the scriptures, and there are many, that tell me God loves me and how much. After all, Jesus Loves Me, this I know because the Bible tells me so. I’ve been aware of God’s great love for me since I was a little girl. But how do I move it from my head to my heart?
Don’t underestimate the God who loves me! Psalm 130 says to wait for the Lord and put my hope in His word. With The Lord is unfailing love and full redemption. Unfailing, everlasting, never-ending.
The band, Selah, covered an old hymn a few years ago called O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus. You can see the lyrics and listen here. Man I love this song! The deep, deep love of Jesus is VAST. Unmeasured. Boundless. FREE!!!! Flowing, as a mighty ocean, in its fullness over me.
See, I don’t want to wade in the shoreline of Jesus love. I want to swim in the depths. I want to swim in the ocean of Jesus love… constant, vast, overflowing, underneath, pushing me toward the shore of my destiny for Him. Soothing, healing, calming, immeasurable, Deep. I want to let the waves of His love wash over me. I don’t want to stand on the shore and watch it. I don’t want to hunt for the shells and the sponges and the remnants of His love in the sand… To be admired and kept on a shelf as a remembrance of a time I felt His love, if only briefly.