Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Unique and Devastatingly Holy Romance

I just basked in this reflection today. One of my favorite things that God does is bring things to my attention more than once. To me, it's one of the rare moments where he's clearly telling you to look at something, as if he's saying, "Hey, did you get it the first time?"
On my way to the retreat, I was listening to a sermon that talked about Lucy asking that question. In that conversation, she's also told, "If there's anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they're either braver than most or just silly." We're in this love affair that we keep talking about...with the God of the gosh darn universe. That's terrifying. I think Jesus as our best friend is rightfully emphasized in youth groups. It's a very inviting picture that leads me to throw up my arms and dance around in worship. But some of my favorite moments have been on my knees, face to the ground, kind of terrified and totally in awe.
One of my favorite worship songs says, "Now I've found the greatest love of all is mine, since you laid down your life, the greatest sacrifice." We're in a HOLY romance where we both embrace and bow down. That's a really great love. And I think picturing yourself in front of the cross completely captures it. We can't understand, we can't really see it, we can barely stand it, it makes us celebrate, it breaks our hearts...our love dying for us. MY love dying for ME. It's a unique and devastatingly holy romance.

Jesus is crazy. And so good.


  1. I love that God doesn't JUST let me bow down or JUST be embraced... He totally deserves both and doesn't settle for less!!

  2. A) I love the title. You are sooo right on with that.
    B) God's persistence despite my obliviousness is incredible. It literally takes me years to understand something so simple like love, but what an amazing Love (caps = God) that he pursues us relentlessly.


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