Arms Wide Open
by Misty Edwards

“What does love look like?” is the question I’ve been pondering.
What does love look like?
“What does love look like?” is the question I’ve been asking of You

I once believed that love was romance, just a chance.
I even thought that love was for the lucky and the beautiful.
I once believed that love was a momentary bliss, but love is more than this.

All You ever wanted was my attention.
All You ever wanted was love from me.

All You ever wanted was my affections; to sit here at Your feet.
And tell me,  “What does love look like?”
It’s the question I’ve been pondering.

What does love look like? If all of life comes down to love then tell me,
“What does love look like?” Is the question I’ve been pondering
What does love look like?

Then I sat down a little frustrated and confused.
If all of life comes down to love, then love has to be more than sentiment-
More than selfishness and selfish gain.

Then I saw Him there,
Hanging on a tree, looking at me.
I saw Him there,
Hanging on a tree, looking at me.
He was looking at me looking at Him, staring through me.
I could not escape those beautiful eyes,
And I began to weep and weep.

He had arms wide open, a heart exposed.
Arms wide open. He was bleeding, bleeding.
Arms wide open, a heart exposed.
Arms wide open, He was bleeding, bleeding

Loves definition –
Loves definition, was looking at me
Looking at Him. Hanging on a tree.
I began to weep and weep and weep and weep.

This is how I know what love is.

And as I sat there, weeping, crying,
Those beautiful eyes full of desire and love.
And He said to me, “You shall love Me…”

“You shall love Me.”

With arms wide open, a heart exposed.
With arms wide open, bleeding, sometimes bleeding.

He said, “You shall love Me… You shall love Me…”

If anybody’s looking for love in all the wrong places
If you’ve been searching for love, come to Me. Come to Me.
Take up your cross. Deny yourself.
Forget your father’s house and run. Run with Me.
Cause you were made for abandon and wholeheartedness.
Cause you were made for Someone greater, Someone bigger, so follow Me.
And you’ll come alive when you learn to die.

He said to me, “You shall love Me. You shall love Me.”

With arms wide open, heart exposed…
With arms wide open, bleeding, sometimes bleeding…

About Jennie Joy

I'm a lover and truth-seeker. This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts, struggles, and sincere searchings as I get to know God and welcome the reality of His kingdom in and through me.

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