He loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
Having been listening to the David Crowder Band a lot recently, well mainly listening to “How He loves us”. It comes in light of hearing about the recent Hurricane Sandy hitting the east coast of the States and learning about the devastating effects it has caused on many homes.
To compare the love of Christ to a hurricane is quite something. And in comparison-we are the trees. I particularly like that line “bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy”. If you’ve never been in a hurricane, cyclone or an asian typhoon it might be difficult to comprehend. The UK does experience some form of gale force winds–but nothing in comparison to hurricanes/cyclones/typhoons. (And what is the difference between the three? Find out here.)
I remember my first time going through a typhoon in Asia. It was exciting at the prospect of being house-bound. But then you don’t realise the nature of the intense weather until you see the aftermath or experience damage to your own home. I once had my home flooded while the typhoon continued on for 3 days straight. I saw families lose homes, family members, lose villages. The amount of damage due to the intense force is simply unmistakeable.
Yes we have an incredibly strong and powerful God who is the controller of everything, even the weather. But He still loves us. I can’t help but be in awe of that. This God that is so big, yet still cares for small things in our lives. Wow.
And as the world deals with natural disasters, my prayer is that we can still praise Him in good times or bad; or when things are built up or torn down. Through any situation or circumstance.
That’s why I like this song a lot. The lyrics are beautiful. Actually the rest of the song is good. It’s a nice song with words that really do hit home.
Check it out.
David Crowder Band – How He Loves Us