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One of my favorite songs of all time, for the use of my favorite three chords, is When Love Takes Over by David Guetta and Kelly Rowland. I am a piano teacher, as well, and have been playing since the age of 5, so I sure love that strong piano. 🙂
I listened to this song a lot while creating Lucent Sylph, as I felt like it accurately portrayed what Lucas was worried about in the story: love taking over.
In reality, God wants love to take over our whole lives, whether it means heartbreak or not. And that was what I explored in this story – loving the difficult people, even though I know I will get nothing but hurt, because they can’t love me back. This is when we truly get a taste of Christ. ❤
Who is the easiest person for you to love? Who is the hardest? What have you learned when you chose to keep loving the hard one?
There is something truly Christlike that we gain from baring our hearts, wisely, but with vulnerability. We gain a certain intimacy of knowing how Christ felt exposed and bare on the cross, dying for the sins of those who had nailed Him there. This is worth doing, even if the initial plunge of giving, without hope of receiving, can feel like jumping off of a high dive.
What is your favorite love song?
Lucent Sylph: A Short Story will be out in FIVE days. Remember, you can still win your own Lucent Sylph!