Does a certain love song make your heart skip a beat?
I recall my favorite love songs through the years. Each carries memorable melodies with sweet lyrics denoting loyalty of heart.
Staying true to real love.
My daughter showed me one love song to put at the top of my playlist. And, at the time, she was only a little girl.
As I rocked my infant son in the living room, my husband filmed our daughter, Megan. Nearly four-years-old, a few of her joys in life included kid’s classes at church, watching children’s videos, and playing with dolls.
Enjoyments came to life for the video camera: songs, quoting a Bible verse, or random question-answer prompted by mom and dad. “Where did we go today?” And, “Tell everybody how old you are?” Memories and moments captured on film.
But Megan sparkled with merriment when singing.
My Whole Heart
Lord, let me love you with my whole heart….
Repeat. Repeat again.
For this feature film, Megan happily belted out several children’s tunes, bouncing around the room and landing on various furniture pieces—and musical notes. Loving the Lord with her whole heart fell in the fourth or fifth spot on Megan’s playlist.
The song stuck on replay. Singing the same line multiple times, trying to remember if there were more lyrics and where they went next. Several pauses with a pondering look, what are the other words?
Yet, seconds later, “Lord, let me love you….” No ending to this particular song and no other words except loving the Lord with a whole heart and having none above Him.
My husband and I discussed that video a few years ago.
The Lord nudged my heart. “Megan was on to something. It is a never-ending song. Love me with your whole heart, not loving anyone or anything above me.”
A never-ending love song played out in Scripture.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment” Matthew 22:37-38 ESV.
And the Old Testament affirms the lyrics. In 1 Kings when Solomon assembled the elders and the heads of tribes in Israel to bring up the Ark of the Covenant (the most holy place), the Lord’s glory filled the house.
“Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in front of the whole assembly of Israel, spread out his hands toward heaven and said, ‘Lord, the God of Israel, there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below—you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way'” 1 Kings 8:22-23 NIV.
An Enduring Love Song
Megan was on to something.Staying true to real love. Love for a real God. #love Click To Tweet
Loyalty of heart to God who is above all, the One who loved us first.
Still, we often give pieces of our heart away. Hopelessly devoted to other loves—people or things in this life. Loyalty to Jesus becomes a half-hearted attempt to love Him. But it’s not supreme.
This never-ending love song needs top spot on my playlist every day…every moment—all my life. Words of love instilled in the depths of my heart.
Standing before the altar of the Lord, spreading out my hands to heaven, and sparkling with merriment:Lord, I love you with my whole heart. I'm in love with You more than anyone or anything. #love Click To Tweet
Repeat. Repeat again.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, You are full of love. I’m grateful that You loved me first. Please give me the desire to love You with all that is within me and to walk in Your ways. May Your glorious love reign supreme in my life. There is none above You. Amen.
Megan went on to sing in school and church programs, and later, in our church worship band. She grew into a beautiful woman with a lovely voice.
Photos are of Megan. Image text and design by Adobe Spark.
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May 18, 2017 at 9:58 am | Uncategorized