Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Me and the Lyrics of David Crowder’s ‘How He Loves’

He is jealous for me;
Loves like a hurricane, I am the tree…

Which explains why everytime you let Him in –
BEWARE! Even a inch, He just gets up and decides
He will take the whole mile.

Bending beneath the weight of His wind and mercy

And ofcourse as I bend, because I have no other choice…
He is my Maker after all… I shake my fists at the sky and ask why
And I chime and debate different phrases inorder to understand…
I contemplate different explanations to arrive at a conclusion
That will rest my fleeting mind.

When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory…

…okay so maybe I’m beginning to get a glimpse of light here…
Am i? If I am to go by Jeremiah 1: 5 (NIV), then He says to me:

 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, 
  before you were born I set you apart; 
  I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

Really? *scratching my head and hair…

And I realise just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

I can’t feel it… I’m not supposed to. It’s a walk of faith after all…

“Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit”, says the Lord (Zech. 4:6)
“We live by faith, not by sight.” (2 Corinth 5:7)

phhhssssttt! Just because I can’t feel it… doesn’t mean its not there. Just because my eyes are short-sighted and I’m not seeing doesn’t null the eternal tautology that follows…
And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

I don’t doubt that. But see YOU need to touch my heart… I need reassurance… I need to be jolted back to this reality daily YOU know…

We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,

“Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes”… Click. Click.
Something is beginning to click…

If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.

I’ve been sinking since before the dawn of creation… you and I both.

And Heaven meets earth like an unforseen kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way

… I shouldn’t question anymore now should I?
I mean how can I?
The truth is staring me dead in the face.
It has been staring me dead in the face.
It hasn’t even twitched a minute for a blink.
Imagine such nonchalance.

The truth is that…
He loves me.
He loves you.
He loves them.
The people who hurt me.
The people who hurt you.
Yeah… He loves us all.
Such nonchalant truth.
Simple, and enough to get you through any situation.
Let us just leave it at that :D


  1. I love how you emphasize His love
    And suggest that self righteousness is hypocrisy. His Grace is like a Ocean, such wide succour that we all can sink into.
    He does love us all. You, I and them.

  2. True. Indeed He does... Its often hard to make sense of it and yet, acceptance makes it clearer :D

  3. This is my fave song of the year
    It doesn't matter where I am or what I am doing when i get to the line
    All of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory.

    I am blown away

    thanks for this piece

    have a good weekend

  4. I love this song too. It has been on repeat all week. I'm glad you enjoy it. Have a great wknd too :D