The first time I heard What a Beautiful Name by Hillsong I misunderstood.
The song is topping the charts and played in churches around the world, but something about it sat wrong with me.
The line about Jesus not wanting heaven without you and me seemed off.
That line bothered me only because it could be misunderstood.
It sounded to me like the song was saying:
Jesus didn’t want Heaven if we couldn’t be in it.
It wasn’t complete without us.
He needed us so He came down to get us.
Doesn’t that sound sweet? Don’t you feel loved?
And I hope I’m right here, surely the songwriter didn’t mean that.
Surely, he meant:
Jesus didn’t want us to miss out on His perfect and complete Heaven.
We need Him so He came down to make a way for us to join Him there.
Don’t misunderstand. Jesus doesn’t need us. At all. But He wants us.
Now that should make you feel loved.
Jesus Doesn’t Need You, But He Wants You
Jesus isn’t Jerry McGuire coming for his bride. We don’t complete Him.
He’s complete already — self-sufficient, lacking nothing.
He doesn’t even need our friendship.
From eternity past, Jesus has lived in perfect relationship with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit.
He wasn’t lonely and looking for love. He’s always been perfect and complete.
Why Didn’t Jesus Want Heaven Without us?
Jesus doesn’t need heaven with us. He simply wants heaven with us.
It’s the same reason why He created us.
You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.
~ Revelation 4:11
Jesus doesn’t need you. But He wants you.
The next time you feel less than lovable, remember the One who doesn’t need you, created you, and He loves you.
Yes, you’re going to act unlovable at times. Welcome to the human race.
But don’t misunderstand: You may act unlovable at times, but you will never be unlovable.
Jesus proved it by coming down for you so that He can have heaven with you, not without you.
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