And here I am again, back with more thoughts and no crafts. Hey, when I talked about the changes that were coming to my blog this year, I mentioned that I would be possibly doing some posts like this.
So there. 😉
Now, before I start, let me just clarify by stating that I absolutely adore Lindsey Stirling’s music. She is one incredibly talented violinist, I own all her albums, and I would pay a pretty penny to get to see her live in concert. #bucketlist This post is not to hate on Lindsey, or her music, or anything like that, so please don’t take it as such.
That being said, I’ve personally got an issue with one of the songs from her latest album, “Brave Enough.” Actually, two songs, but not liking “Mirage” is simply a style preference. 🙂
No, the song that’s really giving me issues is “Love’s Just a Feeling.” When I first heard it, I liked it. And I still like the instrument part of the song. It’s got a good beat and again, Lindsey’s violin-playing is top notch. But the more I focused on the words of the song, the more I have come the conclusion that I just can’t listen to that one anymore.
The chorus goes:
‘Cause love’s just a feeling
Some kind of emotion
When you need the healing
When you’re all broken
Don’t overthink it
But for the moment live slowly
‘Cause love’s just a feeling
And right now I’m open, I’m open
I’m sorry, but love is not “just a feeling.” Love is a choice, and something that you really do have to think about, or perhaps even “overthink” about. Do you think any marriage, or any relationship at all for that matter, would last if love was just a feeling? Every single relationship goes through times where the emotion just isn’t there. Emotions and feelings change with the wind. Ask any eleven-year-old with a crush.
If love was just a feeling, no one would ever commit to one person for their whole life (and yes, that does still happen). No one would ever join the military and risk their lives for “love of country” or even love for their family. How much love does a parent feel after the 8th time being woken up in the middle of the same night by a crying baby?
Love isn’t just a feeling.
Real love is so, so much more.
Tomorrow we will be celebrating Easter, commemorating the day that Jesus rose from the dead after being crucified for our sins. Do you really think that Jesus would have come to suffer and die on our behalf if love was “just a feeling”? Would anyone in their right mind willingly be beaten, scourged, mocked, despised, and ultimately nailed to a cross to die if love wasn’t anything more than an emotion? Of course not! But because love isn’t just a feeling, Jesus did come and go through all that to provide a way for us to be saved from our sins and to get to live with Him in heaven forever.
Because He loves us.
Love is a choice, a commitment, a decision that says no matter what the other party in the relationship does, you will stay true and faithful and committed to that person. Feelings change, emotions run the gamut, but true love will never end.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
So yeah, I won’t be listening to that song from “Brave Enough” anymore. Thank goodness there are so many other great tracks on the album, like “The Arena” and “Hold My Heart.” 😀
I hope you have a very blessed Easter, celebrating the Risen Savior who loves you!
And I promise, my next post will be a craft. 🙂