Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lost in Love

 It was 1979 and Air Supply was at the height of their game. Their song “Lost in Love,” was an instant hit, and it seemed everyone was hooked. At the time, I could not comprehend what being “Lost in Love” was all about. Sure, it was a great song and for many still is, but the fact that I would have to let every guard down in my system scared me. Perhaps, it was the macho in me which did not allow me to expose my heart and feelings in such a way. As men, most of us are not reared to feel this way and to allow experiences like these to penetrate us. I thought I needed to slay dragons and rescue damsels in distress, not lose myself in love.

In a similar way, as Christian men, some of us have difficulty relating to Jesus, our Savior, and allowing ourselves to be “lost in love” with Him. How can we, Knights of the Round Table, allow this to happen? Sure, we love to worship, pray, go on missions, preach, and anything in between; but surrendering? It is subversively foreign to us. Fairy tale books tell us that we live happily ever after, not loving and surrendering ever after. It is at this point that we have to submit to the Holy Spirit to efficiently do His job in us, in teaching us to be softened. It is like having an open-heart surgery experience with Christ. Salvation is just the beginning of the adventure. We need to allow its course to continue changing us from our old self to the new creation He desires us to be.

Jeremy Riddle, in his song, Sweetly Broken, captures this “lost in love” experience, not with a woman, but with Christ, Himself.

“At the Cross,
You beckon me
You draw me gently to my knees,
and I am Lost for words,
so Lost in love,
I’m sweetly broken,
wholly surrendered”

So many of us men are so afraid to be sweetly broken, to be lost in love and surrendered to a Jesus who wants to capture who He is in us. Perhaps, we think this is going to chip off our armor and take away part of that knighthood that we so dearly protect.  But in doing so, we allow a pure and untainted love to overwhelm and cleanse us; and define who and what we are destined to be. I know it's not easy to get to this point when time is the last thing you may have. Monday Night Football, your friends, your work, Twitter, Facebook, of course your wife or girlfriend, and finally the kids, if any, demand your time. So, time to fall in love with Christ, although it may be our desire, is the least to get your precious time. Know this; everything or anyone is going to vie for your time. If you do the Christ thing first, you may end up having more time than you know.  

Are you ready to prioritize your time and 
fall in love with your King?

This was a guest post by Rick Cubas! 
Rick is the director of the SkyWay Leadership Group in Texas.


  1. I am sure you are familiar with the chorus, "Make Me a Servant." I have always had trouble with the line that says, "Lord, let me lift up those who are weak." It always seemed the height of arrogance that I would consider myself above others in order to lift them up. Servanthood is a difficult thing for us.

    This is a good reminder.

    Grace and peace.

  2. Thank you for your comment Pumice. I guess it is hard to let go of those thing we are so used to. I have found out that serving others brings a greater reward,

    Rick Cubas

  3. Is John, leaning on the breast of Jesus to be the example for us?

    1. David, that is a great point. We can learn a lot from John. The closeness he had with Jesus is one to be envied and emulate it. See, John did not care about what people could have thought or said, he just wanted to be there. He did not know anything about following the status quo. These is where so many of us fall short. It might seemed weird for a man to behave like that nowadays. But there at the breast of Jesus is where we need to be.

      Rick Cubas