How He Loves Us

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I stumbled on this song on Sunday and I just can’t seem to stop listening to it. How He Loves Us by Jesus Culture. I had just typed the word Love on my music player and was listening to the search results and that was how I stumbled on this song. I had been listening to it passively till I heard the words “Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss”. On hearing this I said to myself [please note that I’m absolutely not a racist, I was just amusing myself], anyways, I said to myself: “O gosh, these white people, talking about sloppy wet kisses in a Christian song?”. Well, for the wrong reasons the song caught my attention and I listened to it more raptly. Then the lady singing, Kim Walker-Smith, in sheer inspiration and joyful surrender to the precious Spirit of God, stopped singing and started to speak to the crowd. Her words resonated in this recording so much that it absolutely shook my spirit, and still does at every listen.

What moves me most about her 1 minute 20 second exhortation is the deep passion and conviction with which she spoke. You have to listen to it. It’s such a beautiful thing to see people unbashfully surrender themselves to the Spirit and speak directly from His heart. One person I made watch the video said the lady seemed to be singing for herself and not for the crowd. She practically closed her eyes throughout the performance and was lost in the love of God. And how sweet, the song itself is about how much Jesus loves us. Reminds me of John 11:36 when Jesus wept passionately for Lazarus causing the Jews to declare: “See how He loved him”. What a joy to know that Jesus loves us, oh how He loves us!

I took some time to transcribe her short exhortation below. Here’s the YouTube link to the song also. Enjoy…

His presence, His love, is so thick and tangible in this room tonight

And there are some of you here that have not encountered the love of God

And tonight God wants to encounter you

 And wants you to feel His love, His amazing love

Without it these are just songs

These are just words

These are just instruments

Without the love of God it’s just like we’re just up here just making noise

But the love of God changes us and we’re never the same

We’re never the same after we encounter the love of God!

We’re never the same after we encounter the love of God!

And right now, if you haven’t encountered the love of God…

And you would know, because you wouldn’t be the same

You would never be the same again

And if you want to encounter the love of God right now

You better just brace yourself

Because He’s about to just blow in this place

And we’re going to encounter the love of God, right now

So God, I speak to all the hearts

And I ask God that every heart be opened right now

Every heart be opened, every spirit be opened up

To You God, to You

And a love encounter, a love encounter from You tonight

A love encounter from You tonight Father

 

I hope you like the song as much as I do. But please desist from downloading this song-or any song for that matter- illegally. It’s not right. And even though we have convinced ourselves that it’s okay, it really is not. Let God talk to you about this. May Jesus grant us more grace so we may be totally blameless in His sight.

Not born again? Do it now. Jesus is almost here. Visit the Salvation page straightaway. God bless and keep us.

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One thought on “How He Loves Us

  1. The first time I listened to this song by Jesus Culture I wanted to delete it. I said to myself, this Jesus Culture people like singing other people’s song and I didn’t want to have the same song sung by two different artist on my playlist. I usually prefer the original versions. Just like you, I listened to it absent mindedly until I got to the part she started talking. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. It was like I instantly switched to worship mood. It was an amazing experience. It made think, think deep and just embrace the love of God.

    My prayer to myself and all of us is that we indeed encounter the love of God today and everyday of our lives in Jesus name. Amen

    Every Christian needs to have this song on their playlist….just saying 😄

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