Are the worship songs we sing too feminine? I read an article the other day that addressed this question. I have thought about this before as well and have heard people pose this question. I mean on a surface level it does seem a bit odd for a guy to sing a love song to a man named Jesus. But honestly it would be a little strange for a girl to sing a love song to Jesus like she would sing a love song to a boyfriend. So how do we reconcile this? Perhaps we need to re-think what we mean by loving Jesus and make sure we’re not applying a human or Hollywood definition to it but rather God’s definition. Here’s an exerpt from the article from the Musicademy blog:
“My concept of giving my love and receiving God’s is always in the context of his love not being my equal. Mine comes from a place of unworthy thankfulness and part-knowledge of just how awesome he is. God’s love comes from a place of him humbling himself to my level and it far exceeds my own in its extravagance. God’s love is holy. When I experience it, I don’t just feel a warm-glow feeling like when I’ve fallen in love with a guy [or girl]. Oh no, I feel the fire of it that burns away the unholy in me and cleanses me.
His love is transforming. It goes beyond the emotional and physical, to the depths of my soul. He knows me better than I know myself. He welcomes me into his embrace, but his love is so weighty I don’t often make it into his arms and I end up bowed low in reverence. It is more intimate than I know, and yet I can’t get too close because it reaches too far beyond all that I am. It is constant and dependable. He always respects and protects my vulnerability, I am always enough as I am, I am never judged, always accepted. Now I can’t think how this is anything like human love”
So when we sing songs and proclaim our love for Jesus…let’s remember 1 John 3:1 ‘How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!’ and remember that through Jesus we come to know a love that is truly other-worldly, indescribable, wild, freeing, piercing, powerful and definitely not like our human love.