I know this sounds crazy, but I was in a store the other day and heard “How Deep is Your Love” by the Bee Gees over the intercom. I’ve never particularly been a fan of the Bee Gees. ( I know, blasphemy!) Still a line from the song kept ringing through my head.
“How deep is your love, I really need to know.
Cause we’re living in a world of fools
Bringing us down…We belong to you and me”
Finally I had to go look up the lyrics because He wouldn’t leave me alone. And there it was — this old song with a present day message. Had He been singing it all along and I had been looking for a boy instead my God?
Then to really flip my head around, He showed me the song can be sung two ways.
Me (us) singing to God: How deep is your love, I really need to know.
Jesus singing to me (us): How deep is your love, I really need to know.
Talk about an attitude adjuster…I had to spend some serious time asking and answering that question.
And if that isn’t enough, the next day one line from a song penetrated my heart while at a restaurant.
“Longer than…I’ve been in love with you.”
Time stopped. No one with me knew that I had hit repeat 100 times on this song in college as I cried my eyes out because I was so lonely. No one could figure the odds of hearing this song at this time and place. But He knew. And had known. He had been there in college, just like He was with me in the restaurant at that very moment.
I know He was standing there grinning at me, so proud of Himself for blowing me up. So happy that I finally understood it was Him singing all along. What a Lover.
The person with me asked why I was smiling?
“Oh I didn’t realized I was,” I said faintly. “I just heard a love song from a long time ago…”
Listen for Him. His song of love is everywhere, from the beginning of time and forever.