Jesus, I need Your Love, Hawkmoon

Do we recognize how much we need God's love in our life, or put a different way, how much do we desire that love that only God can fulfill? Our lives are so busy, we tend to just push away this desire or we may not even think about it at all. But even when we do contemplate God's love, we can only express it in terms that a limited human mind can do (like below), in terms of things that are familiar, but it's so much more than that.

I came across a familiar poem today that expressed, in worldly terms, how much one can desire the love of another, and it reminded me more of whether we desire God at least like this, or is it only this powerfully expressed for the things of this world? If we can express worldly love "like the hot needs the sun, like honey on her tongue, like oxygen, I need your love", how much greater is the love God has for us? Without the desire for God's love, and for His Glory, we are just about in the same shape as my widow pictured above, broken.

I have gone over the words below about twenty times now, it's pretty powerful (even more when put to music), but how much more should we desire God's love... probably more than we need to take our next breath.

I Need Your Love

Like a desert needs rain Like a town needs a name I need your love Like a drifter needs a room Hawkmoon I need your love

Like a rhythm unbroken Like drums in the night Like sweet soul music Like sunlight I need your love

Like coming home And you don't know where you've been Like black coffee Like nicotine I need your love (I need your love)

When the night has no end And the day yet to begin As the room spins around I need your love

Like a Phoenix rising needs a holy tree Like the sweet revenge of a bitter enemy I need your love

Like the hot needs the sun Like honey on her tongue Like the muzzle of a gun Like oxygen I need your love (I need your love)

When the night has no end And the day yet to begin As the room spins around I need your love

Like thunder needs rain Like a preacher needs pain Like tongues of flame Like a sheet stained I need your love

Like a needle needs a vein Like someone to blame Like a thought unchained Like a runaway train I need your love

Like faith needs a doubt Like a freeway out I need your love

Like powder needs a spark Like lies need the dark I need your love

I need all the love in your heart... and I need all the love in your heart...

~ Hawkmoon 269, U2