Over the mountains, over the sea
Here You come running, my Lover to me
Oh, through the valleys, through the dark of night
Here You come running, to hold me till it’s light’- ‘Song of Solomon’ Jesus Culture
The love that our God personifies is limitless. It is tenacious in its pursuit, fearless in controversy and steadfast through the worst of times.
We will be discovering it for the rest of our lives, both now and in eternity. Psalm 63 v 3 makes a bold declaration;
‘Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.’
Better than life…. Imagine that.
I know I have a long way to go before I even touch the surface of that awareness, the knowledge deep within that His love is better than life itself.
This means His love is better than any aspect and domain of life on this Earth. This is huge; hard for my finite mind to fully understand.
Life is precious, life is a gift and life is uniquely beautiful- But the Psalmist makes it clear that despite all of that, it does not compare to the love of our Almighty God.
We are not there yet; we have not yet experienced the depths of His love. This should not be discouraging or frustrating to us but rather compelling. Compelling us to continue on the journey with God, knowing there is rich treasure awaiting us.
Do those in our lives who are yet to know Jesus see the journey we are on? Have we shared about the discoveries along the way? Have we spoken in awe of the depths of His love? The glimpses we experience along the way?
I believe we should. They need to know we have not yet arrived at our destination, to stir up curiosity in their souls and provoke them to seek out this beautiful mystery.
We must tell them His love is all consuming; that they could get lost in the depths if they wanted to.
It takes the power of God in our lives to grasp how high and wide and long and deep the love of Christ is (Ephesians 3 v 18). When we come to a place of really knowing the love that surpasses knowledge… We will have arrived.
We will be filled with all the fullness of God.
‘Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within us…’
Where are you on your journey?