Saturday, February 15, 2014

"Guess Who Loves You More?"

1John 4:9-10
9In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that we might live through Him. 10In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
"Guess Who Loves You More?" is the title of a song from the Love Experience CD by my former High Point High School Class of 93' Eagle mate, Raheem DeVaughn. Some of you may know the R&B/Neo-Soul artist from the Washington, DC area. His song focuses on a man who has carried a torch of love for a woman for a long time yet she has never known it. The word around town is that the woman has given her boyfriend his walking papers and Raheem is singing about stepping up to the plate. He explains just how much he loves the woman and all that he will do to show her.
We are in the "commercialized" season of love where love is declared by all types of tokens that usually involve a financial profit to some form of business. However, there is one who loves you more. It is not your significant other or spouse. Men, it is not the woman who follows you like a lost puppy dog who does what you tell her to do without using her own mind to earn the top spot of your affection.  It's not even your children who run to you when you open that front door. It's not your mother or father who loving brought you into this world. It's not your favorite aunt or grandmother who spoils you with your favorite meal when you come for a visit. It's not any of your friends who have been there through thick and thin. The Word says in Proverbs that there is "one who sticks closer than a brother." The cat or dog that waits in your window swishing their little tail, still cannot compare.
One of my ultimate favorite Christian love songs is by a group called Commissioned. And the song is dubbed, "More Than I". The group of men sing about all they desire to do for the woman they love and want to be with but the love they offer is just from an ordinary man with an ordinary heart. And that there is one who loves her more and can show her even greater. That one is God.
Guess who loves you more? Yes, God. As the scripture stated above,  He loves you SO MUCH that HE gave up the only Son birthed through a woman and His Holy Spirit for you. Jesus is the model of love in that He took your place of death from sin. Not many would die for another, but Jesus did it for you and I. Guess who loves your more? So as you celebrate the Valentine's weekend or not, remember that there is one who loves you more and does so beyond a second, minute, hour, day, week, month or year.
P.S. I know you may be wondering when the messages will return to their daily schedule. That schedule has ALWAYS been subject to God. It is according to His time not mine. God Bless You for your faithful reading and acknowledgement.