Song: "Cowboy Take Me Away"
The chorus of this song resembles a prayer that the church should pray on a regular basis (I've replaced names and pronouns accordingly. Keep in mind that the church is the bride of Christ):
Fly Your church as high as You can into the wild blue...
set us free, oh we pray,
closer to heaven above
and closer to You
closer to You"
The Dixie Chicks' "Cowboy Take Me Away" is a wonderful illustration of the divine romance (thank you John Eldridge) that exists between Christ and His Church.
Indeed, God created the world to serve as a backdrop for this relationship. Another part of "Cowboy Take Me Away" illustrates this nicely:
I wanna break it in my hands
I wanna grow something wild and unruly
I wanna sleep on the hard ground
in the comfort of Your arms
on a pillow of blue bonnets
in a blanket made of stars
oh, it sounds good to me..."
Christ's suffering and dying on the cross is an eternally substantial expression of His desire for us, His church. He has gone to divinely extravagent lengths to win us over.
God desires us. He also built us to desire Him. Everything inside, outside and around us demonstrates this fact.