I’ve been listening to a lot of Bruno Mars lately. What I realized is, Bruno Mars lyrics reflect Jesus and his love/pursuit for us.
First, Grenade by Bruno Mars
"I’d catch a grenade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Throw my hand on a blade for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)
I’d jump in front of a train for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)
You know I’d do anything for you (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oh, I would go through all this pain
Take a bullet straight through my brain
Yes, I would die for you, baby
But you won’t do the same”
I think these lyrics are something that Jesus would say to us. A lot of us love to go about our lives, saying that we are Christian, but never wanting to be put in a position where we’d risk our own lives for our faith. Jesus went through the MOST crap EVER, for US! He got lashed 39 times; the soldiers mocked Him while stuffing a crown of thorns on his Head; carried His heavy cross in the hot, sweltering sun; and received the most painful slow death - crucifixion. Why did he do all of this? It’s because He loves us. That’s why we do love him, but would we do the same?
"Yes, I would die for you, baby
But you won’t do the same.”
We may need ask ourselves, “Do we love Him back so much that we would do the same?” Even I ask myself this. But it usually ends with this, “Yeah thanks Jesus for loving me so much, but i don’t wanna suffer as much as that…it’s just too uncomfortable” This doesn’t mean, “Go suffer a horrible and painful death.” We gotta love Jesus all the way! Jesus calls us to love on others, as much as He did! Sacrificially love! There will be a point where we’ll be persecuted for our faith, and that’s when we need to keep that love going. Only Jesus can help us love them that much!
"Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." ~Matt 5:10