Help me to love with open arms like You do

There are some songs that are more than just songs; they’re heart-prayers. Every time we sing them, we’re praying from the depths of our soul. One such song for me is “For the One” from Brian & Jenn Johnson’s latest album, “After All These Years.” I thought it appropriate to post this week as we considered love and judgment in my series on leaving religion to follow Christ. The lyrics are in the video, but here’s the chorus:

Help me to love with open arms like You do
A love that erases all the lines and sees the truth
Oh that when they look in my eyes they would see You
Even in just a smile they would feel the Father’s love

May the broken world Jesus loved to death see this in all of us. Amen.

For the One
written by Jenn Johnson, Paul McClure
© 2016 Bethel Music Publishing (ASCAP). All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. (CCLI# 70771180)
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About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 36 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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2 Responses to Help me to love with open arms like You do

  1. First time hearing this. What a beautiful song. Thank you for sharing it!

    • Mel Wild says:

      You’re welcome, Anna! It’s a brand-new song from Jenn Johnson. It is beautiful but also really resonates with my heart. I love songs that are prayers. 🙂 Blessings.

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