This week’s #MusicMonday comes from our friends at the Robbie Seay Band with a song I absolutely love, called “Love Invades.”
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I love just about everything about this song. Literally… not just the lyrics, but also the fact that this song is right in my sweet spot musically (a huge factor for any song, of course). But I think one of the coolest things is the image that gets evoked in me by the title: Love invades.
Think about it. Jesus got what it meant to embody this invading love. At Christmas every year, we celebrate our God who would choose to leave the comfort of heaven to come, invade our world with his presence, and reunite us with him (see Luke 19:10). The love that the Son of God had for us wasn’t just enough to sit back and hope things would change. It spurred him to take action. In the words of another song (thanks D.C. Talk… and now, John Mayer), love is a verb.
Even as you listen to the chorus, it’s filled with verbs. Here we go. Raise your voice. Sing. Certainly, those actions are all appropriate in our relationship with our heavenly Father. We sing for him. We live lives to honor him. We raise our voice on behalf of the poor and broken in our world as a way to care for others just as he commanded us to so many times.
But I think it’s also appropriate as we think about our posture toward the world. There is a world out there that is lost and apart from God that Christ died to save. As a Christ follower, that knowledge beckons me to go. To raise my voice. To share hope with others. Ultimately, it leads me to share the same invading love Jesus had for me in the lives of my friends and family who are far from him. And much like the song, I pray that as a result they’ll be unable to deny the very real love of God, join his family, and join alongside with me and everyone else as we share God’s invading love with our world.