“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us…” 1 John 3:1
When my husband and I took our son back to school in Nashville after spring break of his freshman year, he was excited about showing us “his town.” But he couldn't have been more excited than we were. We wanted to see everything that was a part of his new life: where he ate, worshiped and studied. When he asked if we wanted to go to a concert where his buddy was playing, we jumped at the chance—even when he warned us we might not exactly like the music.
It wasn’t long before we understood what he meant. In a crowd of over a thousand, my husband and I had to have been the only sans-tattoo, unpierced, fifty-somethings there. When the band started playing, the crowd emerged into two sections—a mosh pit and a thrash pit. It turned out to be our initiation into the world of "screamo".
As foreign as the evening was, I would do it all over again. It was a glimpse of God’s love. He wants to be with us: to walk where we walk, to see what we see, hear what we hear. So much so that He left the splendor of Heaven to do it. He subjected Himself to all the things we face in order to save us and live with Him forever. Such love says a lot about who we are and about who He is.
It speaks even louder than "screamo."
Thank you Father for the love you have indeed lavished on us. Thank you for the great price you paid to make us your children. Open our eyes more and more to your unfathomable devotion. Amen.
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