He is jealous for me…

Last night, I stood in prayer chapel as a new student belted out How He Loves from her tiny body.  I think her guitar might be bigger than she is?  As I stood there, I felt the presence of the Lord, so sweet, so near.  Tears began to run down my checks.  Wow, this Jesus, He loves.  I mean He really loves.  I felt convicted for running to other loves, when this love awaits me.  This jealous indescribable love that gave up everything for me.  How can I stand Him up?  How could I leave Him waiting?  He is a jealous lover.  He continues to strip away even the seemingly good things in my life that subtly steal away my time with Him.

“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealously unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.”

Song of Solomon 8:6

“Be careful not to forget the covenant of the LORD your God that he made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the LORD your God has forbidden.  For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.”

Deuteronomy 4:23-24

“He is jealous for me,

Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realise just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.”

-exert from John Mark McMillan’s How He Loves

One more cool thing about Jesus. (A sure sign of love is when you brag about the person right?)  Well, as I sat down to write this blog the radio is gently playing in the background.  Guess what song came on immediately when I began?

How He Loves

Hmm… He loves me.  And He loves you too.

Awaken us Lord to you incomparably great love for us!!