In the Spring and Summer of 2017 I rented a small room twice a week in a local arts building in downtown Gouda and spent a lot of time praying for the city. During this time the Greek word “agape” kept jumping out at me. Eventually I just stopped and wrote down every context and meaning for the word I could find in the Bible. What I found really floored me. We often think that God is like us. We project our character on Him.
As I was pondering this, I decided to write down all of the words I had found in a list. Just like in English class I had a chart of possible meanings for my wordsearch. I translated these words into actions so that I could grasp what this might look like in a day to day setting. As I wrote down all the things that God is and all the things that He would do if we ran into Him in the marketplace or at school, I also spent time writing down what He has done and actually did which show us what His love really looks like. This song came out of it. I believe it’s a song to sing over my city.
I hope you enjoy!