Inspirational Song For Today: Arms Wide Open

The words to this song really touched my heart for “What does love look like?” is a question that many have asked.  But love is not just romance. There is a deeper Love. It is selfless, giving, patient, kind… It is the kind of Love that you have to “”die to self” to learn to live in…

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“Arms Wide Open” by Misty Edwards

“What does love look like?”
is the question I’ve been pondering.

“What does love look like?”
“What does love look like?”
is the question I’ve been asking of You.

I once believed that love was romance, just a chance.
I even thought that love was for the lucky and the Beautiful.
I once believed that love was a momentary bliss.
But love is more than this.
All You ever wanted was my attention.
All You ever wanted was love from me.
All You ever wanted was my affections,
to sit here at Your feet.

Then I sat down, a little frustrated and confused.
If all of life comes down to love.
Then love has to be more than sentiment.
More than selfishness and selfish gain.

And then I saw Him there,
hanging on a tree, looking at me.

I saw Him there, hanging on a tree, looking at me.
He was looking at me, looking at Him, staring through me.
I could not escape those beautiful eyes.
And I began to weep and weep.

He had arms wide open, a heart exposed.

Arms wide open; He was bleeding, bleeding.

Love’s definition, love’s definition was looking at me.
Looking at Him, hanging on a tree.
I began to weep and weep and weep and weep.

This is how I know what love is,
this is how I know what love is.

And as I sat there weeping, crying…
Those beautiful eyes, full of desire and love.

He said to me, “You shall love Me, You shall love Me.
You shall love Me, You shall love Me”.

With arms wide open, a heart exposed
With arms wide open, bleeding, sometimes bleeding.

If anybody’s looking for love in all the wrong places.
If you’ve been searching for love, come to Me, come to Me.
Take up your cross, deny yourself.
Forget your father’s house and run, run with Me.
You were made for abandonment, wholeheartedness.
You were made for someone greater, someone bigger, so
Follow Me
And You’ll come alive when you learn to die.

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8 thoughts on “Inspirational Song For Today: Arms Wide Open

  1. Beautiful words and captivating video,
    “Forget your father’s house and run, run with Me.
    You were made for abandonment, wholeheartedness.
    You were made for someone greater, someone bigger, so
    Follow Me
    And You’ll come alive when you learn to die.” Pretty amazing words! A nice way to wake up this morning! xo

  2. I love this song. I hadn’t listened to it in a while. Thanks for sharing it. I was actually just pondering the same question however…what does love look like? My answer…Jesus…it has always been Jesus…

    • Amen!! Unfortunately, I am one of those who had to be totally broken before I knew that the answer was Jesus. But I have found the KEY now. Many, many blessings to you, my suthrn-sister!

      • Hallelujah! So have I …..God never wastes a moment, a tear or a circumstance. I had to fall to the ground, almost give up several times – to look up and see he never left me unattended. In fact – because I know he is in charge of it all – I surrendered it all to him…and there has been the greatest peace in my life. I have moments still when I wonder, question, tears fall – but then I remember how far he has brought me. He won’t leave me now…. You are so inspiring…thank you as always for your comments. 🙂

      • I totally agree with you. There are times that the world tries to pull us down but God is always there to pick us right back up and remind us who we are in Him. God bless you, sister!!

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