Since last Thursday of last week I have played this video, honestly, a minimum of 30 times. The song was written by John Mark McMillan and has an amazing story behind it. I bought his version on iTunes and almost bought this version, shown below, as well. I cannot get enough of it. And not just the notes, the drums (which are so kickin), or her voice (which must be said - she KILLS this song- sooo good). It's the message I crave - He loves us.
*Side note* - Sorry, I don't mean for this site to turn into a place where there are just youtube vids of Christian songs, I really don't...God's way bigger than just that avenue, so much bigger. Man, am I thankful for that.
But one last thought before you bookmark this video with me - The message, the lyrics, the heart of this song is one that applies to truly everyone. Whether you were born on a Saturday and in church on Sunday and haven't missed a week since, whether you made out with your first boyfriend or girlfriend in the back of the youth room and haven't been back since, whether you hate everything to do with "faith" or "religion" because of something you experienced a little while ago, whether you think have it all nailed down with this showin up at church thing, or whether you have participated in the most unthinkably evil acts - it really doesn't effect the truth presented in this anthem. Maybe you got sick, and I mean really sick, of just how bad we as Christians twist and pervert the message of Jesus to make it meet our own agendas...I'm with you there...and I'm deeply sorry you've had to see that so often. But none of those things, and many more, won't shake the knee buckling truth- He loves us.
my favorite lyric of the song:
"Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy"
From Wilmore, with (His) Love.