Landslide | Song Devotional

October 05, 2020

The definition of “landslide” is “the sliding down of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff.” Or “an overwhelming majority of votes for one party in an election.”

So, how can we sing about the Love of God looking like a landslide? I thought about this a lot when writing this song. How can you describe God’s love effectively and yet present it safely for people who don’t or cannot understand it yet? Well, have you ever been so undone by a love that it felt like everything else in your life would not make sense without it Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by love that you kind of had this ‘swept away’ feeling and felt completely overboard with adoration for the one whom you loved? I don’t think you’re alone.

When I think about my son, Justice, I think of how much I love him. How I would fight for him to know that love. This type of love feels like a force and a fierce fire. But the love God has for His children is endlessly more.

God’s love has a way of settling, separating, and removing from us anything that hinders its pure power. I have had a vision of God running after hearts and wanting to win them over from the snares of the world. The relentless pursuit of God’s devotion and saving power of His love is proof that He is the Rock of Ages, sliding down a mountain to cover us in His love.

Romans 8:37-39 (NIV) says, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” God’s love is something we need to be swept up in. A landslide of love for us.