moonPerusing Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, and even some church newsletters, I am amazed at how much we “love” something or someone.  But … and there is always a but … if we loved some things as much as we say we do … what do we say about our “love affair” with Jesus?

Just a few examples for you to think about …

  • I love you more than anything else in this who, wide world …
  • I love you to the moon and back …
  • I love no one more than …
  • You mean everything to me …
  • I don’t know how I could ever live without …
  • My dog/cat/horse/etc is my life …

Now understand this, I love a lot of things as well … a good pizza for example … but never would I attach any of the above to it!  Maybe I am making too much of this, but I often wonder how much we say the same about the One who has done EVERYTHING for us!?

As a “Lutheran” (OK … a lutherabapticostal), I think of a couple of lines from old hymns:

“And take they our life, goods, fame, child and wife, let these all be gone, they yet have nothing won, the kingdom ours remaineth…”  (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God)

“Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold …” (Take My Life and Let it Be)

And, I close with this … You Are My All in All (Natalie Nordeman) … you can listen to it here.

You are my strength when I am weak
You are the treasure that I seek
You are my all in all
Seeking You as a precious jewel
Lord, to give up I’d be a fool
You are my all in all
Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Oh, Your name is worthy
Taking my sin, my cross, my shame
Rising again I bless Your name
(I bless Your name)
You are my all in all
(Oh yes you are, yes you are)
When I fall down You pick me up
When I am dry You fill my cup
(You fill my cup)
You are my all in all
(My all, Lord, hallelujah)
Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
(Oh, Your name, Your precious name is worthy, Lord)
Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
You’re my everything
The beginning and the end
The first, the last You are
The great I am
Jesus, Lamb of God
Worthy is Your name
Jesus, Lamb of God
(Oh, my Jesus, my precious Jesus)
Worthy is Your name
Worthy is Your name
Worthy is Your name