Love Me for Me

Have you ever listened to a song and it just affects you unexpectedly? I was listening to the radio when “Love Me” by JJ Heller came on. I had never heard it before. As I sat listening to it I broke down crying like a little baby. This is no surprise to anyone who knows me. I cry at almost anything including Toy Story 3. (My husband won’t ever let me forget it.)

I think this song affected me mostly because I was thinking about Love (specifically God’s love) when I heard it. I was thinking about the fact that God is the only one who just chooses to love me and won’t ever stop. Isn’t that what all of us want. The perfect relationship with someone who will love us no matter what. Someone who, when faced with the real us, you know, the part we try so hard to change and hide from others, still loves us. I was thinking of some of the relationships I have, and was really struggling with the feeling of not being loved for just being me. They act like they love me when they want something or when it is convenient for them, but they don’t really love me for me.

Ok, enough rambling. To sum it all up, I was feeling unloved and was reminded again that God loves me for me. I wanted to share the lyrics below. However, I wanted to give a little explanation. I do not endorse all the words. I think there are major aspect of the gospel missing. We need a sense of our sin and need to realize that Jesus paid for those sins. But as a simple commentary on God’s love I think it is a song that is touching. God loves you for you.

He cries in the corner where nobody sees
He’s the kid with the story no one would believe
He prays every night, “Dear God won’t you please
Could you send someone here who will love me?”

Who will love me for me
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love
What love really means

Her office is shrinking a little each day
She’s the woman whose husband has run away
She’ll go to the gym after working today
Maybe if she was thinner
Then he would’ve stayed
And she says…

Who will love me for me?
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me?
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love, what love really means

He’s waiting to die as he sits all alone
He’s a man in a cell who regrets what he’s done
He utters a cry from the depths of his soul
“Oh Lord, forgive me, I want to go home”

Then he heard a voice somewhere deep inside
And it said
“I know you’ve murdered and I know you’ve lied
I have watched you suffer all of your life
And now that you’ll listen, I’ll tell you that I…”

I will love you for you
Not for what you have done or what you will become
I will love you for you
I will give you the love
The love that you never knew

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