My first Spoke Folk tour was in 2014. I still remember so much of it like it just happened. One memory that really sticks with me is when we sang “How He Loves” made famous by David Crowder Band during a devotional one night. I had probably heard this song before this late night but I really couldn’t remember it. I sat there in worship while everyone who knew the words sang it. The emotion that came from my fellow Spoke Folkers and a single acoustic guitar was amazing. This feeling of love and acceptance was overwhelming. Since singing this song on my first tour, we have sang it in a devo at some point on all of my tours. It has also become one of my favorite (if not, my actual favorite) worship songs.
This song is such a simple one but it has such a powerful meaning.
“We are His portion and He is our prize” – Yes! He is such a prize. Jesus paid the ultimate price so that we could have the prize of enjoying life with Him forever.
“Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes. If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking; So Heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss.” – God’s grace for us is so overwhelming that he sent his only son to die for us like “an unforeseen kiss.”
“And my heart turns violently inside of my chest, I don’t have time to maintain these regrets, When I think about, the way that He loves us.” – This is how I feel whenever I hear this song. This song is such a great reminder about God’s love.
I honestly could go on and on about how this song portrays the love of God but I won’t.
This November I got to see Crowder perform this song live. The band, along with the hundreds of people in the theatre, sang this song with such emotion and conviction; it was absolutely wonderful but it wasn’t as wonderful as it is when I sing it with my friends
and family on Spoke Folk. The memories and emotion I have tied to this song have made it so special for me. Whenever you feel lost, down, or desperate turn it on and sing along. It can lift your spirits. It can open your eyes. It can remind you of God’s love.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.