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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's Love.... But What Is It?

The song "My Jesus, I Love Thee" by William Featherstone has been on my mind since Nikki posted it yesterday to describe a dear preacher in our church that went to his eternal home. I read the words over and over several times yesterday and thought about what they were saying. Boy, was she right it describes a saint of Gods walk with HIM. And if ever anyone loved God it was Preacher Hugh. Heavens gain is our loss.

I woke up this morning with the song still on my mind and even looked it up on the internet to read the history of the song. I found nothing about the author of why and how he come to right the song. But, I did find was how God allowed a young actress to use the song for HIS
GLORY.
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/m/j/mjesusil.htm

Go check it out they say it much better than I can. While on the internet I printed the music off and am trying to learn to play it on the piano now.

Well, I was reading the post of our newest member, Amy, about why...to many things she was pondering and about especially why God picks any of us. I came to the conclusion .. It's love... So I began thinking about AGAPE love. I know that is what God's love toward us is. But what is it?

This is my conclusion, after some more reading on the topic. That agape love does not refer to romantic or sexual love, or close friendship or brotherly love. We are the undeserving recipients of whom God "chooses" to pour out His love upon. It is a self-sacrificial love that seeks to benefit the one being loved, and not the one doing the loving. I can't hardly wrap my mind around Gods love for me, can you?

But, I sure am thankful for it. If I am to strive to be like Christ , then I need to love like HIM. And to love like HIM, I must strive to love as HE loved and is loving me. And if I do this the words to " MY JESUS , I LOVE THEE" will have even a deeper meaning.

Because of Christ
Joan
Oh by the way, Amy, Tracy, and Jamie I have tried to comment to on your post and have not been able to.

1 comments:

jamielynn said...

:( no one can comment on my posts and i don't know how to fix it :(
it saddens me really. do you know how to fix it?

i absolutely love that story about that girl. makes me want to be a better person. i mean she put her career at stake. but what such a small price to pay for his love..