Sometimes a song can hit a note in our heart, especially when we’re not expecting it. I was listening to KLOVE, a Christian Radio station, and the song that hit me was “You Are Loved” by Stars Go Dim.
In the song’s refrain they sing, “Just look up; know you are loved.” While that may not seem at all earth-shattering, I happened to look up just as they were singing that line and my eyes beheld the crucifix. Perhaps because we celebrated the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus so recently, tears just welled up in my eyes. I don’t believe in coincidence, so for me, it was God’s way of saying, “I love you” in that moment.
The song is a very truthful song, it’s about how people hide their true feelings and get buried in the insecurities of trying to be who everyone else expects them to be. It’s a great reminder that no matter where we are in our life’s journey, Jesus is there with us, loving us and encouraging us along the way.
Every moment God loves us. The evidence is all around us: in the earth and its bounty, in the animals, birds and creatures we encounter, as well as every person we meet. They were all made with love from God and they are a gift to each of us, individually. But since we see these every day, we may take them for granted and forget their origin. Being human, we tend to question, “just how much does God love us?” That’s when we should look at Jesus on the cross; He loved us so much He was willing to die for us.
So look up, look around and see the love that God has for you. And if you need to, look at Jesus on the cross.