This song is a great reminder of our sinfulness, God’s grace, and his love.  It calls us to remember all of those things that we have done.  Whether it be a silly little lie, major doubt, or anything else keeping us from God, he always extends his loving hand to say “I Love you”.

The bride is particularly powerful:

I am a thorn in Your crown
But You love me anyway
I am the sweat from Your brow
But You love me anyway
I am the nail in Your wrist
But You love me anyway
I am Judas’ kiss
But You love me anyway

Here we are reminded that not only are we keeping ourselves from God, but also that we are the reason that he died.  I am the reason that the reason that blood dripped from his crown.  I am the reason that the nails were driven through his wrists and he was hung up on that cross.  The last couple lines hit me the hardest.  Not only am I the reason that he had to die, but I am the one that put him there.  We all are.  We are all so imperfect, so fragile, so sinful, so unworthy of love, might as well the love of the all powerful creator of the universe.  That is the power of God’s grace.

We remember that God is all powerful and that he can create the entire universe.  Yet sometimes, I feel as though his most difficult task is forgiving us, but he loves us anyway.


 

“You Love Me Anyway”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8BBCYFAYRI

Sidewalk Prophets

The question was raised
As my conscience fell
A silly, little lie
It didn’t mean much
But it lingers still
In the corners of my mind

Still you call me to walk
On the edge of this world
To spread my dreams and fly
But the future’s so far
My heart is so frail
I think I’d rather stay inside

[Chorus:]
But You love me anyway
It’s like nothing in life that I’ve ever known
Yes, You love me anyway
Oh, Lord, how You love me
How You love me

It took more than my strength
To simply be still
To seek but never find
All the reasons we change
The reasons I doubt
And why do loved ones have to die?

[Chorus:]
But You love me anyway
It’s like nothing in life that I’ve ever known
Yes, You love me anyway
Oh, Lord, how You love me

[Bridge:]
I am a thorn in Your crown
But You love me anyway
I am the sweat from Your brow
But You love me anyway
I am the nail in Your wrist
But You love me anyway
I am Judas’ kiss
But You love me anyway

See now, I am the man who yelled out from the crowd
For Your blood to be spilled on this earth shaking ground
Yes then I turned away with the smile on my face
With this sin in my heart tried to bury Your grace
And then alone in the night I still called out for You
So ashamed of my life, my life, my life

[Chorus:]
But You love me anyway
Oh, God, how you love me
Yes, You love me anyway
It’s like nothing in life that I’ve ever known
Yes, You love me anyway
Oh, Lord, how You love me
Yes, You love me,
Yes, You love me
Yes, You love me,
Yes, You love me
How You love me
How You love me
How You love me

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