Most times I found it impossible to relate pop songs to worship. Yet as I was listening to Leehom Wong’s “Heartbeat,” my heart was melted by the love expressed through the song. “Your eyes are full of beauty, capturing my heartbeat. Your tenderness is so close, taking away my heartbeat.” When I closed my eyes and pondered on these lyrics, adoration for my Lord rose from my heart. He was so close and captured my heart right away.
Oh on that day when we see Him, how much more we would love Him and how much more heartbeat we would have for Him, who has called us friends and loved us with an everlasting love! Oh yes indeed, “we love because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19, ESV)”
14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another. (John 15:14-17, ESV)
14 “Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
and bring her into the wilderness,
and speak tenderly to her.
15 And there I will give her her vineyards
and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
And there she shall answer as in the days of her youth,
as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.
16 “And in that day, declares the Lord, you will call me ‘My Husband,’ and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal.’ 17 For I will remove the names of the Baals from her mouth, and they shall be remembered by name no more. 18 And I will make for them a covenant on that day with the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the creeping things of the ground. And I will abolish the bow, the sword, and war from the land, and I will make you lie down in safety.19 And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. 20 I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord. (Hosea 2:14-19, ESV)
3 the Lord appeared to him from far away.
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. (Jeremiah 31:3, ESV)