Friday, May 6, 2011

The Man Who Can't Be Moved

I have always loved this song. Something very idealistic about a man who has loved so deeply and passionately that he is willing to risk everything. Not only is he taking the risk of never being loved again, but also of not ever having a life. He refuses to be moved until his love comes back to him, regardless of how long it takes.

I guess I am so fascinated with it, because it seems a man who loves in this way is rare. Most guys are unwilling to wait for you to get ready for a date, let alone his entire life waiting for your love.

I know its somewhat dramatized and unrealistic, but it still draws me in. I find myself wondering if anyone has ever really loved me that much, or if better yet if I have loved anyone. A love this deep and pure and unconditional seems impossible...

People date, they break up, they move on...

Its kinda the circle of life I suppose.

Even though the love that is quite beautifully displayed in this song is tragically unrealistic, it still fascinates me.

What would cause someone to forfeit their entire lives in the hope of finding that love? Not a guarantee, not a good chance, simply a hope... a wish, a dream...

Because you see, as the song ends, we never find out if the girl goes back to the corner where they first met... where the man who loves her is camping out in his sleeping bag refusing to move... waiting for the day she will return.

I was thinking about the depth of this love... of how it doesn't matter if the girl ever shows up, because the man is going to love her anyway.

This is how Jesus loves us.

The depth of his love is completely unfathomable.

But you see, Jesus came to this earth specifically because he loves you.

He died on the cross, because he wants to give you life.

And he is waiting, ever so patiently for you to come to him.

And he doesn't care how long he has to wait, because he will wait for you as long as it takes.

He waits when we make selfish decisions, when we turn our backs, when we walk away...

And while we were still sinners Christ died for us Romans 5:8

He died for us, he loved us, while we were still in the middle of our sin.
While we were spending our time being unfaithful and untrue.

He didn't sacrifice his life with the promise that we would come to him, only the hope...
Because you see, it doesn't matter if you ever choose to accept what Jesus did for you, because he did it anyways...

He gave his life knowing many would never come to him.

So he stays there, waiting... not hiding, but waiting out in the open, refusing to be moved. 

And he will wait forever, if forever is what it takes. 

So in world that has such a distorted view of love, its nice to know that there is a man who can't be moved...

And he is waiting, with his arms open wide.

"Cause if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet
And you'd see me waiting for you on the corner of the street
So I'm not moving
I'm not moving..."

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