From a song inspired by a speech (and later, a book) given by Max Lucado:
Your love is faithful, pure, and true —
Reaching for me, no matter what I do.
I will not ever comprehend
How You can love Your children to the end.
Your love is constant ev’ry day.
Here in Your arms, no need to run away.
You love me just the way I am.
(But) all of my sin is taken by the Lamb!
Your love does not come and go;
Your love will never ebb and flow.
And you love me far, far too much just to leave me here where I am.
You want me to be just like Jesus.
“Your Love,” (c) 1997 Brian Casey/Encounter Music
Jesus loved in the purest, most radical way. And that way was not the way of acceptance with no cost. His way was the way of astounding grace that shows, first, unconditional acceptance and charity … and then, Jesus’ way of grace and truth inspires in the pure recipients of the love the most heart-filled, devoted followership. We are compelled by His life and by His sacrifice to be His disciples—1) to requite His love, and 2) to follow Him. What we’re about to do in the “Lord’s Supper” is one very important way we can say “My Jesus, I Love Thee, and “More Love to Thee, O Christ.”