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Jesus’ Love Song to the Church… to You

“You are my only one.”

Jesus’ Love Song

Jesus is holding out his heart, with such love, to his bride, to the church. He is singing his love over her.

“You are my only one.”

He is asking her to love him back. Asking her to believe in him. Asking (some of) her not to leave him.

Really Only One

Feel the preciousness of there being “only one.” The vulnerability, even, of Jesus and his heart. The church is plan A for the bride of Christ, and there is no plan B.

Jesus Loves Us

His love is something. It is refreshing, enlivening, awakening.

It’s more than words. Words don’t come close to the feeling of love that Jesus gives when he sings over us.

His love is not only a future reality. He already loves us. Sings to us. Puts his love song in our hearts and souls.

When Jesus Sings Over Us

His song brings us love and joy. It is Zephaniah 3:17 in action—what happens to us when Jesus loves, rejoices over, and sings to us.

It changes everything. It feels like first love.

First love doesn’t have to be past-tense.

Church, we can live in that wave of love now, in present-tense.

Jesus is singing a love song over us.

The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save;

He will rejoice over you with gladness,

He will quiet you with His love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.

– Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)

A Husband, to His Bride

This love song, the message “You are my only one,” is another layer, or level, or step, in the theme God spoke to me about earlier.

In the previous message (Reach Back to God), a Father spoke of his children. There, Father God spoke about how he continually holds out his hands to his people, and that many do not reach back. And that the undercurrent of events in 1 Samuel 8:7-22 and 1 Samuel 9:27 is a God spreading out his hands to a people who provoke him to his face, don’t answer his call, don’t listen to him speak, and don’t choose that in which he delights, as he describes in Isaiah 65.

If the first message felt parental, this one is definitely not. The first message was the Father, holding out his hands to his children.

This message is Jesus, the husband, to his bride.

This song “You are my only one,” which Jesus sings over the church, is God holding out his heart to his people—with true, happy, passionate, devoted love. He is asking his beloved not to leave. Asking his beloved to believe in him. Declaring to his beloved his vulnerable love for only her.


Israel was God’s bride at one time, but he divorced her, for unfaithfulness. (See Jeremiah 3:8-9, 20.) He invited her to return, and declared himself as her husband, in Jeremiah 3:12, 14, 22.

Jesus’ bride and Jesus as groom are discussed in these Scriptures:

  • Revelation 19:7-9 (Wedding of the Lamb, bride, wedding supper of the Lamb)
  • 2 Corinthians 11:2 (church promised as a pure virgin to one husband, Christ)
  • Ephesians 5:25-27 (Christ and the church)
  • Mark 2:19-20 (Jesus refers to himself as a groom)
  • John 3:29 (John the Baptist refers to Jesus as the groom with the bride)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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