So today is Valentines Day. Do I really need reminding? A single girl like me can’t help but be reminded every time I turn around. But before you start to think that I’m bitter about being alone, think again.
A few weeks ago, I finished Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love. I’ll be talking about my experience in reading it next week, but I thought I’d take the time today to focus on this thing we call love. What does it mean to fall in love?
I’ve never felt a deep love for a husband or significant other, but I can definitely say that I have known great love. I love my parents and siblings, and I know they love me in return. I have friends that I love as well, and I pray that they feel the same toward me. But even greater still, I have known the love of my Heavenly Father and His Son, my Savior. I accepted Christ into my life at the age of nine, and after growing up in my home church, it was my defining moment in which I said, “Yes, I will follow You.”
I have heard others share about their conversion experience— the day when they came to Christ for the first time. They speak of an overwhelming joy as they recognized the great love that Christ displayed toward them as He sacrificed His life for their sins. Emotions are high, and spiritually, this person is at the top of the world.
It makes me think of a person in love. My editor and I call this being twitter-pated. You are so in love with being in love that you can’t get that silly grin off of your face because it’s all you can do to keep from thinking of the one you love.
After reading Crazy Love, I was hit with this realization. Why, after all He has done for us, do we not respond this way to Christ’s love? He has pursued us with a passion beyond our comprehension, and yet, we just give Him mediocre devotion in return.
I don’t know how many of you have heard of Jason Gray’s song “More Like Falling in Love.” If you are familiar with it, you already know it is a song that will stick in your head all day long! Go listen to this tune when you get a chance and pay close attention to the chorus. Think about what it would mean to fall in love with Jesus this Valentines Day… and every day.
Just to give you a peak, I’m posting the lyrics to the chorus here. Happy Valentines Day, friends!
Its gotta be
More like falling in love
Than something to believe in
More like losing my heart
Than giving my allegiance
Caught up, called out
Come take a look at me now
Its like I’m falling
Its like I’m falling in love
2 thoughts on “Falling”
Good idea. Ever hear Jars of Clay’s “Heart”? “No mountains to climb, papers to sign… offer your heart, you already have Mine.” Another awesome song about resting and revelling in God’s love. By the way, if you’re ever sad on Valentine’s day, just visit an elementary classroom. It is a highly rewarding Valentiny experience having absolutely nothing to do with a sweetheart. 😉
Thanks for the comment, Ruth!
I just had to blog about love on Valentines Day, and there was no more fitting topic than the love of my Savior.
And speaking of elementary school, I recall one Valentines Day in third grade when I was told I had won the Young Authors’ contest. That was the first of my written creations that started me toward my love for writing. I will always have a fond place in my heart for Valentines Day just for that reason alone.