"So heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss and my heart turns violently inside of my chest. I don't have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way...that He loves us..."
Very powerful and yet, FUN for me to think about a "sloppy wet kiss"! The first thing I think about when a kiss is described this way is a dog and it makes me smile! I love dogs! I believe they can be used by God so we can experience what His love, forgiveness and loyalty truly is! Have you ever heard of anyone talk about the "Heavenly Hound"? The way God just keeps loving us over and over and over again every time we "come home to Him" and He is just SO HAPPY to see us and SO HAPPY we're home! It doesn't matter if we really screwed up the day before or just an hour ago or whatever, He greets us at the door with a "sloppy wet kiss" and loves us anyway! He's happy...we're home!
Now, I'm not trying to take away from the beautiful depth in the way Psalm 85 describes the Cross. I just think it's fun to think about and it brings me JOY! Joy is definitely found at the cross! And to add this to what I previously have held in my heart when I've read Psalm 85 just blows me away! I think my heart DOES want to "turn violently inside of my chest"! I really don't think our hearts could handle all that the Cross represents!
Psalm 85 is sometimes one of my favorite Psalms to meditate on. To sit and just imagine the God of the Universe reaching down to us as we reach up to Him with the VERY faith that HE gave us?! It IS what my heart wants and NEEDS in order to TRULY surrender to Him and worship Him! Here's the main verses I'm referring to...
"Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky. Yes, the LORD will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way."
And, if you have time, you should listen to Jesus Culture's, "How He Loves Us"...