back to You

Alright, at first glance this song really isn’t about waiting. Perhaps even at a second glance it isn’t about waiting, but what it is about is true Love, so without further ado, the song of the week:

Artist: John Mayer (I’ve been a little stuck on him lately, if you couldn’t tell!)
Song: Back to You
Back to you
It always comes around
Back to you
I tried to forget you
I tried to stay away
But it’s too late

Over you
I’m never over
Over you
Theres something about you
It’s just the way you move
The way you move me

Yeah, I’m so good at forgetting
And I quit every game I play
But forgive me, love
I can’t turn and walk away
This way

Back to you
It always comes around
Back to you
I walk with your shadow
I’m sleeping in my bed
With your silhouette

Yeah, should have smiled in that picture
If it’s the last that I’ll see of you
It’s the least that you
Could not do

Oh, I will
Leave the light on,
I’ll never give up on you,
Leave the light on,
For me too, for me too


Back to me
I know that it comes
Back to me
Doesn’t it scare you
Your will is not as strong
As it used to be

I used to think this song was about always coming back to the one you love, and in a lot of ways it is. When we are waiting we often find ourselves with no one to come back to. Or so we think. What about coming back to Him? I always capitalize the last word of my blog titles and this one works SO perfectly, back to You. So when we find ourselves waiting for love, waiting for that fully human person to come back to, why not always come back to Jesus?

The verses: It always comes around to You, I may try and pursue some other love, but it always comes back to God. Its the beauty of the universe. I may try and forget God or stay away from God but He always comes for my heart. There have even been times I’ve tried to pretend that I’m over God, that I don’t need Him (that decision has been both spoken and unspoken in my life), but I always come back to Him, I need Him. As the psalms say, I thirst for Him like a dry, parched land.

There is always something about God, about the way He moves me, the way He loves me (see my last blog for more on how beautifully He loves).

Lord, leave the light on. You know that I’ll never give up on You, on Your will, on Your love in my life. Leave the light of Your love always burning in my heart.

And after I come back to God, it comes back to me. How am I going to love Him more?

So as we wait, let us turn our hearts always back to God, who leaves the light of His love burning brightly in our hearts. AMEN.

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