Truly, Madly, Deeply

February 14, 2011 | By | 1 Comment

Tonight, I celebrate my love for you (blog reader).  On this day of love, I found it in my heart to bring you a song, story, sap and scripture.

Truly:

First off, it’s not quite N-K-O-T-B-S-B, but whatever. Happy Valentine’s Day from these guys and me (ht: Amber Carter).

Madly:

Next, here is a Valentine’s story from author Jonathan Roger’s blog sure to make you mad or sad or perhaps some other more complex combination of primal emotions.  By the way, Mr. Roger’s blog happens to be one of my favorite blogs on the Internet. It’s just a shame that he doesn’t have more readers (take this profound post for example, which somehow only drew one comment?) Consider this section a huge endorsement for Jonathan Rogers. Follow his blog, and, like a first grade classmate who told you to untuck your shirt in order to hide the accidental pee in your pants, you’ll be thanking me for years to come.

Deeply:

I’m not ashamed to admit that my eyes welled up after watching this next video. And, if you read this quote from Freddy Buechner, you might agree that this next clip says as much about God as it does DeSean Jackson:

You never know what may cause tears. The sight of the Atlantic Ocean can do it, or a piece of music, or a face you’ve never seen before. A pair of somebody’s old shoes can do it. Almost any movie made before the great sadness that came over the world after the Second World War, a horse cantering across a meadow, the high school basketball team running out onto the gym floor at the start of a game. You can never be sure. But of this you can be sure. Whenever you find tears in your eyes, especially unexpected tears, it is well to pay the closest attention.

They are not only telling you something about the secret of who you are, but more often than not God is speaking to you through them of the mystery of where you have come from and is summoning you to where, if your soul is to be saved, you should go next.

This boy’s face at the one minute and twenty-eight second mark is the most wonderful thing I have seen in a long time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5pfuMYtgFk

Finally, since we’re on on the subject of love and tears, here is a parting scripture from the 21st chapter of the book of Revelation. It also happens to be one of my favorite quotes not only in the Bible, but also in the whole world. Afterward, on that same topic, is perhaps my most favorite song in the world. I suppose it is only fitting.

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”

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