Maybe a bit dramatic, but this is a beautiful love song. I’m not so sure about girls, but with guys I know this is true. There are times in our life when we go absolutely bonkers over a girl. We can’t function without them. Our mind is consumed by them. We go out of our way just to get a glimpse of them. We stay up late to talk to them on the phone. We rush to our email first thing in the morning to see if they have sent anything. We do anything we can to make them smile or laugh. Do you get the picture? Utter devotion. If unwanted, it’s a federal offense. But you get the idea.
Now look at this:
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and wearily land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory. Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands.” Psalm 63:1 – 4
Most of us probably have stories about how we or a “friend we know” made an absolute fool of themselves over a girl or a guy. Just went looney and didn’t care what anyone else thought. But very few of us can say the same about how we chase after God (myself included). Am I relentless? Am I unphased by what others think? Do we consider God’s love of us better than living? (This makes me think of a funny scene from a movie.)
Not only is this funny, especially, “It’s so fluffy, I’m going to die…” but this is thee pivotal moment in the movie. This is the point at which Gru moves from using these kids to loving them. He totally changes. What changes him? Not him. Nope, the love of the girls change him. He totally loses focus on what used to be important. He loses all train of thought. His life as he knew it, was over.
But in a good way. We are so afraid to lose what we think we have, that we won’t let go enough to let God in. If we truly pursued God like David talks about in Psalm 63, we would have a whole different view of life, the world and our Savior. But we fear losing something He never intended for us in the first place. So let’s take a “chance”. Let’s let go of this life and grab hold of His steadfast love that is better than life.
He’s so fluffy, I’m going to die…