…on a Monday! Hello, again. Sorry to have been M.I.A. After my Europe hurrah, I’ve been bombarded with papers, quizzes, exams, and everything else America’s Department of Education can think of to numerically assess their students’ knowledge. Sigh… These exams!!
Anyway, there’s a song that I’ve really been digging: Unstoppable Love by Kim Walker-Smith and Jesus Culture. There’s something about the raw and throaty quality to her voice that makes me love the song even more.
Songs and worship draw me closer to Our Father more than sermons and messages, to be honest. Songs, to me, are personal. They are a product of God’s product; a creation of one of God’s creations. Wow. How beautiful is that?! It’s like seeing your child’s drawing of blue and purple scribbles, and telling them that it’s beautiful simply because it’s their creation. (Don’t read that wrong, by the way. I am NOT a mother. Once again, I am NOT a mother… Yet. Give me another ten years…)
Anyway, back to the song. It’s a beautiful song that focuses on the fact that nothing can separate us from His love. Nothing can separate us from Him. Doesn’t that give you so much hope? Nothing we do can separate ourselves from Him. He is the I Am, and that will never change. Isn’t that amazing?
“No sin, no shame/ No past, no pain/ Can separate me from Your Love/ No height, no depth/ No fear, no death/ Can separate me from Your Love”
These lines are the bridge of this song. They are the most powerful lines of this song. The instruments stay strong and constant throughout this first bridge, and that is definitely significant. There is a constant beat from the drums, emphasizing the lyrics. It’s just beautiful and something you have to experience yourself.
Love is necessary for our lives, but it seems to be depleting. It seems that love is perceived as a weakness now. It’s sexy to look brooding, indifferent, and apathetic. Smiles are overrated. On the contrary, I think that there’s a time and place for every “look”. I think that we are called to be that change, and that difference in the world. Smile, Love, and emit holiness in all that you do. By doing so, maybe we can bring hope to the ones who are needing it and remind them of God’s unstoppable love. It’s a great thing to remember and a great thing to live out.
“Be in the world, but not of the world”.
What does that mean to you?