years ago when I was a young, eager, wannabe pop star I tried several times
to write a song. It was hopeless. I could not get two lines
to rhyme unless they had the words moon, spoon, or June in them.
Believing I was a creative moron I eventually threw the towel in on any
song writing ambitions that I might have had.
After I came to the Lord
I continued with that same belief, often speaking it out to people who
asked if I had ever written any songs. Then one day the Lord challenged
me to stop saying it because it was a lie. I argued that my experience
had proved it to be so but the Lord explained that as I was a new creation
I now had the Creator living in me and, therefore, with his help I was
able to write songs.
Accepting the challenge
with guitar in hand I got a pen and some paper and said “OK Lord, if you
say I can write a song, let’s have a go.” I have to say that my faith
was weak and I was not confident that much was going to happen but I suddenly
felt the urge to write about where I was with the Lord at that particular
time in my life. I had been struggling to accept the Father’s love
for me. I knew Jesus loved me because he had died in my place on
the cross. But GOD the Father? I had gone through quite a struggle
to believe that He loved me too.
As I sat, quite arrogantly,
challenging the Lord to “come up with the goods” I began to strum my guitar
and a melody started to take shape. I realised as I wrote that the
Father withholds no good thing from us and so we must have all of the love
that the Father has for us. He could not possibly love us more than
he does, even if he wanted too. How amazing! Before I knew
it the words and chords to “He Couldn’t Love You Any More” were written
down and it had only taken about ten or fifteen minutes.
I was so surprised and,
as I can’t read or write music, I suddenly realised that I needed to capture
the melody whilst it was still in my head. A frantic search for a
tape recorder ensued and eventually I had the draft down on tape.
I hope you enjoy the song
and that the words impress your heart with the amazing truth that our Heavenly
Father, even if he wanted too, couldn’t love us any more than He does.
He, Himself, is love and if you have Him you have all the love there is.
How awesome is that?
A big thanks to my friend
“wee” Frankie Wood for his harmonica playing on this track.