Christian MinglePosted: April 5, 2013
Hold up, don’t get the wrong idea, I’m not on Christian Mingle. (No offense if you are, it’s just that I have an amazing boyfriend.) But I saw an ad today, that used an old Jars of Clay song, Love song for a Savior (you can see it here, Christian Mingle used a clip starting at second 57 or so…).
Not gunna lie, that upset me. People buy into this idea that finding a lover will make your life fall into place and you will live happily ever after. (Even social policy is written with mindset, but lets be real, I could write a thesis on that, so lets save that argument for another blog.) It’s simply not true. And it saddens me that even the church is not exempt from the effects of this lie.
Love song for a Savior, if you listen to the whole song, is about longing for an intimate relationship God. The love and desperation in the song is about that type of love, love for the Father God, not a piece of His creation. It’s not about how an intimate relationship with the opposite sex will fulfill all your needs, it’s about how love for the Father, Creator, Savior, God is what we crave, what we were created for.
Some of you are reading this thinking, oh my-lanta yes! And some of you are thinking that I’m totally cray-cray. Thats ok. But this crazy, passionate love I have for my Savior has lead me to some awesome places.
Just about two years ago, I was packing up my stuff, leaving my home in Tijuana, Mexico, and moving to Costa Rica for an indefinite amount of time. Now I’m on my most challenging adventure- Graduate School! (I’m finishing my first year at UConn’s MSW program, again, that’s a topic for another day…) This summer I have a chance to help a team of teenagers on a short term missions trip, and share this crazy love for my Savior out on the mission field again!
I’m so excited to have this opportunity, and I’ll be sharing more in the weeks to come.
(…but if you just can’t wait, and you are super excited to support me, Team Bing has been updated with information about how…)