Sunday, December 17, 2006

Years ago, I heard a beautiful song that spoke so eloquently of endless love (forget the movie—love the song). The first few times I heard it I thought immediately of Jesus, and at this time of year especially, I’m reminded of how perfectly it still expresses my heart. This morning, I told my sweet Heavenly Father that I wanted to write something that was full of love for Him. I was rejoicing today and thanking Him for all the loving things He’s done for me, and He reminded me of this beautiful song. It has been so long since I last heard it.

The Lord speaks of the Church as His bride . . . His endless love. He did all He could to rescue us and restore us, so that for all eternity we could love Him—and be loved by Him. At this beautiful, joyful time of year it is so moving to be reminded of how much I am loved . . . and how much my Father, my Savior, and my Comforter means to me:

My love, there’s only you in my life
The only thing that’s right.
My first love, you’re every breath that I take,
You’re every step I make.

And I want to share all my love with you,
No one else will do.
And your eyes—they tell me how much you care,
Yes, you will always be . . .
My endless love.

Two hearts, two hearts that beat as one,
Our lives have just begun.
Forever, I’ll hold you close in my arms,
I can’t resist your charms.

And love, Oh love, I’ll be a fool for you,
I’m sure—you know I don’t mind—
Because you, you mean the world to me,
I know I’ve found in you . . .
My endless love.

And love, Oh love, I’ll be that fool for you,
I’m sure—you know I don’t mind.
And yes, you’ll be the only one;
No one can deny

this love I have inside,
I’ll give it all to you
My love, my love, my love . . .
My endless love.

“As the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you.”
Isaiah 62:5

Do you have a special song, poem, picture or story that tells of your love for the Lord? If you would like to share it, email me ( and we will add a new page to our website praising and thanking our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His great love for us.

Merry Christmas!

Endless Love
Written by Lionel Richie
Recorded by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross, 1981


Dwayna Litz said...

What a blessing to sing some of these popular songs to the Lord as our "endless Love." So often, these songs can be idolatry if they are sung about another person as our all in all.

I have an affinity for romance--and this time of year there are great old movie classics showing on TV by the way which feature classy romantic songs that were not so idolatrous in the lyrics written back then--but the Lord has let me know that no person on earth was meant to be my all in all as a Christian. What a DEEP relationship the Lord has called us into as His own. He wants to be EVERYTHING to us.

It is a very exciting, intense, rich journey! At first it came as sort of overwhelming news, leaving me a bit in fear when the Holy Spirit impressed upon my heart, "Let Me be everything to you," back in my early twenties. As the years pass and I think of His words to me daily, I am now overwhelmed that He would ever WANT to be everything to "me"!

Saved for Him to be my first Love,


10:33 AM  
JohnD said...

I too am a romantic. If they aren't out to simply bash men, I even dig watching chick flicks.

I know from personal experience the Lord can not only fulfill what the world (and our hearts at times) tells us we are lacking. He can also pull us from the deepest hole we dig for ourselves... if we turn to him.

How true is the verse in "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" that says:

"Oh what peace we often forfeit oh what needless pain we bear all because we do not caryy everythuing to God in prayer."

Even if we desperately want something that is antithetical to the very nature of our God, taking it to him in prayer and leaving it in his abundance of capability solves the problem in the best way possible. Trying to deal with it in our own capacities only makes things worse.

This is why HaShem gave us Torah first then the Blessed One.

Shalom, dear sister.

10:28 AM  

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