by Cristina Bolton (with a little input from Alexi :))
The song, “I Got You Babe” seems to follow these two lovers journey in their relationship. It tells how they are always by each other’s sides and are seemingly inseparable, even to the point of repeating “I got you babe”. This is similar to God’s relationship with us. Throughout the Bible, God shows his people that He’s “got them”. When He led the people out of Egypt, when He sent the Holy Spirit to guide new disciples of Christ, and even to the point of sending His son to die for the future sins of His people.
In the later parts of the song Cher sings “And when I’m sad, you’re a clown/ And if I get scared, you’re always around.” Jesus wants to be that connection for us. His love brings joy and we know that He has not given us a spirit of fear. And Cher’s song isn’t about someone who you call only when you need a laugh. On the contrary, the picture she paints is of a very personal and authentic relationship. We can cultivate this relationship with God each day as we choose over and over again to allow Him into our lives. By looking around and asking ourselves where we see His love in the everyday happenings around us and saying continual breath prayers, we refocus our mind and grow closer to Christ.
One of the last parts of the song contains the lyrics:
“I got you, I won’t let go
I got you to love me so”
How much is that so? In God’s case, a lot. Isaiah 42:16 contains God’s promise that he’ll never leave them. It says:
“I’ll take the hand of those who don’t know the way,
who can’t see where they’re going.
I’ll be a personal guide to them,
directing them through unknown country.
I’ll be right there to show them what roads to take,
make sure they don’t fall into the ditch.
These are the things I’ll be doing for them—
sticking with them, not leaving them for a minute.”
Hold on to God and don’t let go because you’ve got Him to love you so.