Tonight I enjoyed hearing some of my favorite songs reintroduced with a Celtic flair at a free local concert.
And I cannot get one of the songs off my mind, despite another CD playing here at home in the background.
“(I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles” by the Proclaimers is resonating within me…but not just because its a great song.
There are only a few people I know who would give what they could if I was in need. There are several I would do what I could for in an emergency. Close friends & family.
Fewer still would I go to battle for.
The difference between supporting a friend and dying for one is love.
Love amplifies the value of the one we love.
Jesus showed us just how much He loved us by dying for us.
You don’t die for someone unless you love them.
The reality is most of us are way too selfish and protective of ourselves to think long and hard about how we would answer this question.
I would walk 500 miles, then i would walk 500 more to be the one who walked 1000 miles to fall down at your door?
The answer is once love begins to seep into the crevices of our hearts, the more likely it is for us to say yes.
For my hubby & kids, my best friends, I would go to the far corners of the earth and back.
For my God, I will lay down my life.
Yes, you read that right.
I would die for love.
The love that died for me deserves nothing less in response.
Love shows the one it loves its devotion.
This is the kind of life changing love that can change the world.
In fact, it already has.
The road to the cross must have felt like 500 miles, maybe 1000 miles, yet Jesus’ love for us kept Him on that path, step after step, to lay it all down for us.
If you don’t know how much God loves you, crack open His story of love for us all, the Bible.
God has never stopped walking through human history trying to reach us with His love.
Knowing that kind of amazing love, I will walk anywhere He leads me to show Him just how grateful I am, and how much I love Him in return.