Friday, November 14, 2014

Have I Told You?

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I discuss music.  Plus, the fact that I adore music. 

There is a song that touches my heart when I hear it. 

It's by Van Morrison and is sung by Rod Stewart and is entitled, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You.  Here is a link for you to listen and/or sing along:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQUQcAzAi3k.  The lyrics are below.

Have I told You Lately That I Love You

Have I told you lately that I love you?
Have I told you there's no one else above you?
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles that's what you do
 
For the morning sun in all its glory
Greets the day with hope and comfort too
You fill my heart with laughter
And somehow you make it better
Ease my troubles that's what you do
 
There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray
To the one, to the one
 
Have I told you lately that I love you?
Have I told you there's no one else above you?
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles that's what you do
 
There's a love that's divine
And it's yours and it's mine like the sun
And at the end of the day
We should give thanks and pray
To the one, to the one
 
And have I told you lately that I love you?
Have I told you there's no one else above you?
You fill my heart with gladness
Take away my sadness
Ease my troubles that's what you do
 
Take away all my sadness
Fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles that's what you do
Take away all my sadness
Fill my life with gladness
Ease my troubles that's what you do


Hopefully, you are like me.  Hopefully, when you hear this song, it brings to mind someone important to you.
 
Most people think of this song as being a love song.  And, it is.
 
Many think of it as being a love song towards another person in their life.  And, it is.
 
But, to me, it is something even more than that.
 
To me, it refers to my Lord, Jesus Christ.
 
Some of the lyrics just fill my heart with love.  To and from Him.
 
Thinking about Jesus' love for us, brought to mind Romans 5:8-11, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement."
 
Yes, there is a love that's divine.  It's yours, and it's mine.  Like the... Son!
 
And, at the end of the day, we should give thanks and pray, to the One!  To, the One.
 
The one who loved us so very much that He gave His life for us.  For all who believe upon Him.
 
And, by doing so, we who believe upon and trust in our Lord, Jesus Christ, are justified and saved.  We are reconciled to God.  And, through Him, we have received atonement.  Forgiveness.
 
For this, I am and will always be grateful.
 
 
Until next time...
 
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