Sunday, February 13, 2011

You Belong with Me

There’s this cute love song Taylor Swift sings… and it describes much of the pains I have gone through in life. The thing is, that pain is self-inflicted.

Usually with love songs, I try to relate it to my life in Jesus. But, with this song, and more recently, I’ve forgotten to remind myself in that way. I was just talking to a friend today how much it hurts to have a huge crush on someone that doesn’t even care if you exist. Well… it wasn’t until I picked up my letters—the ones people call the Bible—that the pain was seen in a whole new way…

God has known us from before we ever were, He created us, He calls us His masterpieces! (Eph. 2:10) And, in the most intimate sense, we really do belong with God. He made us to belong to Him. In the word friend, there is an end, but the word “long” is in “belong.” We, in the most deepest parts of our souls, long to belong. It’s natural, it’s even in the words we say.

If you could see that I’m the one who understands you! Been here all along so why can’t you see? You belong with me. Standing by and waiting on your wood shelf, all this time, how could you not know, Baby? You belong with me!

Oh, I remember you crying out to me in the middle of the night, I’m the one who gives you peace when you know you’re ‘bout to cry! I know your deepest thoughts and I gave you your own life. Think I know where you belong. Think I know that it’s with Me.

I wish I could never forget the One who wants me to know this. I wish I could never leave Him on that shelf. I wish I could never lose sight of His face…

1 comment:

  1. Aaah amen!! I sometimes imagined Jesus singing that song to me/us, but I LOVE how you "re-write" songs. :D <3

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