Saturday, April 28, 2012

He Won't Let Go: A Glimpse of God's Heart for His People

Yesterday I heard the song "I Won't Let Go" performed by Rascal Flatts, one of my favorite groups. Here's some of the lyrics...

Verse 1
It’s like a storm
That cuts a path
It breaks your will
It feels like that
You think you're lost
But you're not lost
On your own
You're not alone

I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
And you can’t cope
I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight
And I won't let go

Verse 2
It hurts my heart
To see you cry
I know it’s dark
This part of life
Oh, it finds us all
But we’re too small
To stop the rain
Oh, but when it rains

The song originally struck me as a beautiful expression of commitment in marriage. But as I listened my eyes were opened to a broader, even more wonderful meaning. This song expresses Jesus' heart towards those who follow Him; it expresses His heart towards me. He will never let me go, or to change the words of the song a bit, "he won't let go."

Part of Hebrews 13:5 comes to mind, "God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."" In Psalm 34:15 David tells of the same wonderful truth, "The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are attentive to their cry." What a comforting reminder of God's care and concern for those who follow Him.

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