Do you love me?

Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

Lord, thou art questioning: Lovest thou me?
Yea, Lord, thou knowest, my answer must be;
But since love's value is proved by love's test,
Jesus, I'll give thee the dearest and best.

All in my heart, Lord, thou canst read;
Master, thou knowest I love thee indeed.
Ask what thou wilt my devotion to test,
I will surrender the dearest and best.

How couldst thou smile on me if, in my heart,
I were unwilling from treasures to part?
Since my redemption cost thee such a price,
Utmost surrender alone will suffice.

Down at thy feet all my fears I let go,
Back on thy strength all my weakness I throw;
Lord, in my life thou shalt have thine own way,
Speak but the word, and thy child will obey.

These words have been going through my head a lot in the last few days. This song, and the melody written by Anne Myers which few associate with these words, is one that is very special to me – It was sung, at my request, by the singing company (junior choir) when I was enrolled as a senior soldier at Rutherglen Salvation Army.

If God were to ask you, “Do you love me?”, what would your answer be? I said “Yes” to God many years ago. However since then I’ve had many ups and downs in life, and have been ready to turn away from God several times because I thought He had turned away from me. That of course couldn’t have been further from the truth, it was simply me who had turned from God in my hour of need instead of turning to Him.

If God were to ask me right now, “Do you love me?”, my answer would definitely be, “Yes”. If God were to ask you that same question right now, what would your answer be?

Many thanks to The Salvation Army Camberwell for allowing us to share their video.

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