Over the past few years I have had my share in more than enough comment wars. Though I like the fact that people have the ability to express their opinion, some use it just to argue. This morning I was reminded of one such comment war sparked by what I still think is was an awesome moment in my life.
Instead of recounting to you the length, breadth, and width of the argument, I would much rather share with you the particular experience that caused it.
So there I was, gathered with a couple of friends singing some songs to Jesus, when we started singing ‘There is none like you.” I have always loved this song. It is simple, truthful and fun to sing actually. If you don’t know it, the words go as follows:
“There is none like You
No one else can touch my heart like You do
I can search for all eternity long
And find there is none like You.”
While we were singing this chorus verse I saw what I would best describe as a vision of sorts. In it, Jesus was singing the same song. We were singing it to Him, but He was singing it back to us! At first I was like, ‘Wait, what? Why are you singing it to us Jesus?’
‘Because it is how I feel about you too.’
‘Uh… wow…’ (Yep, that was about how much I was able to say. My usual verbal diarrhea got given a divine Imodium.)
Daring to tell people Jesus was singing love songs to them is what sparked the particular argument. And I find it strange that one who professed that Jesus loves people would take such offense in me saying Jesus is expressing that love to people through song. Even after I showed him the following verse, he still soldiered on unrelentingly.
Zep 3:17 For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
Now close your eyes for a moment and listen. Just listen to Jesus singing to you. Telling you that there is none like you. And He has actually searched through all of time and eternity, found you, and can honestly say there is none other like you.
You were birthed out of Him, a holy bride for a holy Son. “It is not good for man to be alone”. (Gen 2:18) Adam was God’s son, a shadow of Jesus yet to come. Adam was put to sleep and out of his side was taken a woman, to be his companion, his helper, one comparable to him. A shadow foretelling of your and my true birth.
Jesus hung on a cross, and had his side opened up too. Out of it flowed blood and water, signaling the redemption and birth of the bride, the woman created for the Son. There are not enough eloquent words in all the languages of the world to describe the divine love story between Jesus and His bride, His companion, His helper, one comparable to Him.
How amazing is it to know that you and I are part of this love story. That we are the outpoured focus of His undying love. Take a couple of minutes, and just listen to Him singing to you.
“There is none like you
No one else can touch My heart like you do
I have searched for all eternity long
And found there is none like you.”
More peace, more love!