4.26.2008

Who Do You Love?

Something our pastor said at church Thursday night took me back to the "courting days" of David and me.  When we were in that stage, even when we weren't together, David was constantly on my mind.  What is he doing?  Is he having a good day?  I wonder if I'll get to talk to him today?  Is he thinking about me, too?  I wonder if he's having a good time at...?  Why was David on my mind so much?  Because I loved him.  Why is he still on my mind?  Because I love him.  You think about what you love!

Now let me ask you this:  How much is Jesus on your mind?  Is he on your mind as much as your husband or fiance is or was?  We think about that "special someone" without hearing messages about him or her, without reading books about him or her, and without having him or her answer our prayers!  How much more should we have our mind turned towards Jesus! While your spouse loves you a great deal, and I'm sure you love them just as much, how much more does Jesus love us?  How much more should we love him?  

I am totally "guilty" on this one!  I need to work on loving my Saviour more and more!  There certainly is a great reason to strive to love him more and more!  

More Love to Thee
by Elizabeth Prentiss

More love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee! 
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee. 
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee; 
More love to Thee, more love to Thee! 

Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest; 
Now Thee alone I seek, give what is best. 
This all my prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee; 
More love to Thee, more love to Thee! 

Let sorrow do its work, come grief or pain; 
Sweet are Thy messengers, sweet their refrain, 
When they can sing with me: More love, O Christ, to Thee; 
More love to Thee, more love to Thee! 

Then shall my latest breath whisper Thy praise; 
This be the parting cry my heart shall raise; 
This still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee; 
More love to Thee, more love to Thee!
 

3 comments:

Arlene said...

First, that is one of my favorite hymns; I wish our song leader would use it more often during the congregational hymns. I might have to remind him about it :)

Second, thanks for the reminder; it really is true that "where [our] treasure is, there will [our] heart[s] be also"... so, the question is, do we truly treasure our relationship with Jesus?

Natasha said...

Thanks Lauren for the reminder... I find myself guilty at times as well.:( May we strive to love Him with all that is within us!

lemons to lemonade said...

Thanks, that is a great post. Jesus has been so good to us, better than anyone. How can we not love him and meditate on his goodness.
Again thanks for the reminder and the beautiful hymn.