A couple of months ago, my friend Stephen Brewster sent me John Mark McMilllan’s “Skeleton Bones” single. Ever since, I have been slightly obsessed with John Mark McMillan and his song “How He Loves.”
Later when Integrity Music released the official “How He Loves” single, they created a video of John Mark sharing the story behind the song.
I’ve watched it literally a dozen times.
And I’m still trying to digest the meaning behind his emotional words…
Love can be such a non-word sometimes. It loses its meaning, its potency. You know, like? I really love a cheeseburger. And then…I really love a sunny day. And…I really love my family. None of those loves are remotely the same. They are totally different things…
The love that I am singing about in that song is not a pretty, clean, Hollywood, hot-pink love. It is the kind of love that is willing to love things that are messy, difficult, and gross.
Words that are a beautiful testament to how God loves us so incomprehensibly, so uniquely, so powerfully, so messily.
And I realized that most of us have a story about how He has loved us or how we have been overwhelmed by His love.
And NOTHING makes me aware of the meaning, and the potency, of His kind of love than hearing stories…Stories of restoration, redemption, grace, and mercy.
So this week, I have asked a handful of my favorite bloggers people to share theirs. I hope you enjoy.
How have you been struck by His love lately?