Song for a Sunday ~ Make You Feel My Love

Bob Dylan has a real call of God on his life.  Seriously, he does.  I actually think a lot of really talented musicians and songwriters who are not Christ-followers, have been infused by God with special gifts of anointed melody and insightful lyric. They were born to sing the song of the Lord, but sometimes, you know, people get sidetracked along the way.   Rocky theorizes that some have achieved huge fame by keeping some of what should have been God’s glory to themselves.  Probably true. 

But I also know that the glory of God is written across the heavens.  It’s been written on walls of the pagans (see the book of Daniel in the Bible) and I am keenly aware that it permeates art and story, music and lyric.  I can see Him in movies with transcendental deep love that could only reflect the Creator.  His glory is visible and real, strong and prevalent, even when the ones who don’t yet know Him, aren’t yet following, are reaching for something, creating from a place they can’t even explain.

So, this Bob Dylan song came to mind a few days back, as I was praying for some treasured ones and I thought I actually heard God singing this very song over them.  Garth Brooks made it famous for the soundtrack to the movie “Hope Floats,” and Billy Joel, Tricia Yearwood, Ronan Keating and Bob-D himself, among others, have recorded it.  This is Adele’s version.  And the more I see and hear the words, the more I am convinced this love song is straight from heaven…

Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan

When the rain is blowing in your face

And the whole world is on your case

I could offer you a warm embrace

To make you feel my love

When the evening shadows and the stars appear

And there is no one there to dry your tears

I could hold you for a million years

To make you feel my love

I know you haven’t made your mind up yet

But I would never do you wrong

I’ve known it from the moment that we met

No doubt in my mind where you belong

I’d go hungry, I’d go black and blue

I’d go crawling down the avenue

There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do

To make you feel my love

The storms are raging on the rollin’ sea

And on the highway of regret

The winds of change are blowing wild and free

You ain’t seen nothing like me yet

I could make you happy, make your dreams come true

Nothing that I wouldn’t do

Go to the ends of the earth for you

To make you feel my love

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3 thoughts on “Song for a Sunday ~ Make You Feel My Love

  1. This blog says so beautifully what I have believed for a long time. I love your courage to voice thoughts that go against popular (in the church) beliefs. Many might cry “NO”. But you are so very right in your words here. And that song is so beautiful, so haunting and hopeful. How could it come from any where but heaven? And he sings it over so many. Awe His love is so amazing and so outside the box. Wonderful writing. Really.

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