Taylor Swift is flying high today after winning in three American Music Award categories: Artist of the Year, Favorite female country artist, and Favorite Country Album. It was a big night for the star who has often written about wanting unconditional love and acceptance. She let us see into her soul in the song “Mean:”
Why you gotta be so mean? You, with your switching sides and your walk-by lies and your humiliation. You, have pointed out my flaws again as if I don't already see them. I'll walk with my head down trying to block you out 'cause I'll never impress you. I just wanna feel okay again.
Relationships are risky. We want to feel loved and yet many times don’t know what love is. Things become complicated when we begin to fear rejection. Broken relationships lead to heartache and many people give up on finding true love.
Taylor Swift has mastered the art of putting her personal pain into song. She said: "I thought people might find them hard to relate to, but it turned out that the more personal my songs were, the more closely people could relate to them." Finding a way to express the meaning of love has been the key to many successful songwriters.
Somehow, people like Taylor Swift seem able to put themselves in our shoes; they demonstrate an uncanny understanding of the pain of rejection that we cannot express ourselves. They capture our thoughts about the meaning of love and the heartache that comes from being rejected. It’s called “empathy.”
If you have been looking for unconditional love, there is someone who understands your need. He understands the pain of rejection and He knows how to demonstrate love toward you. His name is Jesus Christ. He empathized with our need for love and acceptance. It mattered to Him so much that He came and lived among us. He demonstrated His love for us by dying in our place before we even understood our need.
Jesus offers you a way to experience real love, but you need to respond to His offer. It begins with a prayer like this: “Dear Jesus, I am sorry for the wrong things I have done. I need Your forgiveness and love. Please accept me as I choose to accept You today. Please become Lord and Savior of my life so I can understand true love. In Jesus’ name, amen!”
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