How He Loves, Stephen Brewster

Posted By on Jun 24, 2010 in Music, The Life I Live, The Things I Believe | 8 comments


I just love that Stephen Brewster is wrapping up the How He Loves series. A few months ago as the Senior Director of Marketing for Integrity Music, Stephen introduced me to John Mark McMillan and the song that inspired this series.

Even more, I love that Stephen, his lovely wife, and beautiful kids just moved to Nashville last week to be a part of Cross Point. God is good. And the world is small.

Find his blog here.

And his twitter here.

How He Loves is  is a declaration. It defines our relationship with God in a way that few songs dare to attempt. The concept of love is not foreign, but the realization that we are required to accept love is another thing entirely.

He Loves Us…but have we accepted and embraced that love?
His grace is an ocean…but are we willing to get wet?
He loves like a hurricane…but are we looking for the evacuation route to a comfortable place away from the storms?

Love is a 2 way street. You can be love and the love not be returned. The real relationship takes place when the love is accepted, embraced, and reciprocated.

He loves you.
He loves you today.
He loves you because of your imperfections.
He loves you without pretense, prejudice, performance, or boundary.
He loves YOU. The real you. The sometimes hidden you. The you that can be, and will be, even if you have not yet been…that person…He loves you.

God is an artist. He creates amazing art every day. He deposits great art in people to be time released creatively over his people. Gods brush of choice is to use people. How He Loves may not be fundamentally “congregational”, but creatively it challenges the very core of every person with breath in their lungs…it challenges us to confront our desire to be accepted and respond by embracing the one love that will never fail, Oh, How He Loves…

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JasonWert JasonWert

    Great post. I'm glad this guy's part of CP now.
    My recent post July 7th: God's day to dink

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Lindsey_Nobles Lindsey_Nobles

      Me too…

  • http://www.kristenethridge.com Kristen Ethridge

    The first time I heard that song, it brought me to tears. As a survivor of 2008’s Hurricane Ike here in Galveston, Texas, it’s a metaphor that hits home. Seeing first-hand what a hurricane is, what it means, and what it does to your life gives a whole new perspective on the lengths God will go to in order to show his love. The lessons I learned about His love through a hurricane affected me so deeply that I’m writing a book (and blogging) about them, in the hopes what I’ve learned can help others going through their own storms rebuild and see God’s love. I never want to go through a hurricane again, but having been through one and learning what I learned–I wouldn’t change it. How He loves, indeed.

  • http://silenthearts.wordpress.com Morgan

    I’m definitely glad to have he a his family at CP.

    “He loves YOU. The real you. The sometimes hidden you. The you that can be, and will be, even if you have not yet been…that person…He loves you.”

    Thank you for those encouraging words.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/gritandglory alece

    "He loves like a hurricane…but are we looking for the evacuation route to a comfortable place away from the storms?" i've so been searching for the evacuation route out of the path of the hurricane… when what i really need is to let the storm of His love rip right through me.

    i'mma be thinking about this one all day. thank you, stephen.

  • Makeda

    "He loves YOU. The real you. The sometimes hidden you. The you that can be, and will be, even if you have not yet been…that person…He loves you."

    Wow! Wow! and Wow! I loved all of this post but that quote was among the parts that made me go WOW! What a powerful thought. Just the power in those words are enough to take your breath away. So stinking good. Thank you Stephen for these words.

    Lindsey, talk about going out with a bang. This was an incredibly powerful way to end this series. Seriously!!!! This entire series was sooooooo good. Thank you for doing this. My heart needed each of these posts for different reasons. Luv you lady!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/taminprogress taminprogress

    had goose bumps the whole time while reading this post. it made me want to jump up to celebrate Love.

    it also made me think of the line in the song…"i dont have time to maintain these regrets when i think about the way He loves us"

    when our focus is off of love…its on the regrets, the negatives… surely that must grieve His heart.

    such a great read tonight….thank you.
    My recent post no to negative nelly

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/jskogerboe jskogerboe

    "God is an artist. He creates amazing art every day. He deposits great art in people to be time released creatively over his people. Gods brush of choice is to use people."

    YES! I love seeing that unfold in His Church. Every time I see someone using art to inspire wonder and self-reflection and God-adoration, I see God's brush at work… and it makes me love Him more and more. Thanks for this beautiful post, Stephen. Thanks for the platform, Lindsey. God bless you both.

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