I was listening to K-Love Radio last Sunday and a song came on that completely blew me away. The song is called More by Matthew West. It is a song that I have come to love because it shows how much God loves us.
The song is sung from the perspective of God. The first verse goes like this: “Take a look at the mountains. Stretching a mile high. Take a look at the ocean. Far as your eye can see. And think of Me Take a look at the desert. Do you feel like a grain of sand? I am with you wherever. Where you go is where I am. And I’m always thinking of you. Take a look around you I’m spelling it out one by one.” God wants us to see that even though we seem so small in comparison to all He’s created, He wants us to know that no matter what He is thinking of us and is with us wherever we go. This reminds me of a verse in Isaiah. Isaiah 40:22 says, “He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers…” To get an idea of how small we are in the universe, I have a video for you guys. How crazy is it that despite how seemingly small we are compared to all around us, God loves us more than all of it!
The chorus is my favorite part in the song. “I love you more than the sun and the stars that I taught how to shine. You are mine and you’ll shine for me too, I love you! Yesterday, and today, and tomorrow I’ll say it again and again. I love you more!” I love this because despite all the beautiful things God has made, things like the sun and the stars and just creation in general, He loves us more than all of that! Despite what we look like inside and out God called us “very good” (Genesis 1:31). How great is it that despite how ugly our hearts are, God still loves us?
“Just a face in the city. Just a tear on a crowded street. But you are one in a million, and you belong to me. And I want you to know that I’m not letting go. Even when you come undone.” This verse is talking about how even though we feel like we just a face in a crowd to God, He calls us a one in a million. That even though we are hopeless wretches, God won’t ever let us go. After this, the song goes to sing the chorus a few more times.
The next time you feel inadequate or small, just think of how much God loves you, no matter what you do, or what you’ve done, or what you will do, God will always love you. He loved you so much that He sent His one and only Son carry the weight of all sin on the cross. Through the blood of Jesus Christ, your sins and imperfections are all washed away and we are made perfect in the eyes of God. All you have to do is accept Jesus’ sacrifice and believe that he rose from the grave.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” -John 3:16-17
“We love because he first loved us (emphasis added)” -1 John 4:19
In God’s grip,