Andrew Peterson must have a wife and little kids. I’ve laughed several times to myself as I’ve listened to this in the car thinking “Yes! You are right on and capturing so well God’s clever plan to use love to painfully separate us from all our selfishness.” The pain is only perceived. It’s really just letting the flesh go and joy takes it’s place.
The song is full of lines like this:
It’ll wake you up in the middle of the night, it’ll take just a little too much.
It’ll burn you like a cinder till you’re tender to the touch.
It’ll chase you down, swallow you whole, it’ll make your blood run hot and cold.
Like a thief in the night it’ll steal your soul, and that’s a good thing. Love is a good thing.