While traversing the Internet recently, I came across a most interesting quote about love. I thought that I would share it. It was credited to the great and ageless philosopher, Anonymous. It reads:
“Falling in love with someone isn’t always going to be easy… anger… tears… laughter… It’s when you want to be together despite it all. That’s when you truly love another. I’m sure of it.”
For those of you who are married or who have found the love of your life, I think you can easily recognize the truth in Anonymous’s statement. Love is messy business. It is the most amazing combination of thought, work, emotions, and passion. It is simultaneous confidence and apprehension. To fall in love means the end of self reliance and a sharing of your deepest thoughts: your dreams, aspirations, and fears. Your life is no longer just your own because now someone else has entered it in the most special of ways – altering patterns and reshaping paradigms along the way. Simply put – true love will change your life.
We can appreciate the deep feelings of love that exist between a man and a woman. We all desire the chance to share in a love that has this kind of depth and meaning. Singles search for it while couples work hard to maintain and build it. We know its value and will do most anything to feel it.
I wonder if this isn’t how God feels about us? You know that feeling you got in the pit of your stomach when you first opened up and expressed your true feelings about someone you loved, uncertain if or how they would respond? I wonder if God feels that same way about us sometimes. Think about it – He has loved us since the beginning of time. He sacrificed His Son so that our sin would no longer keep us separated from Him. He has said and done everything necessary to allow the ones He loves the most to be with Him forever. He has opened Himself up to us completely and now He waits. As the quote says, this couldn’t have been easy. God wants to be together with us, despite it all. We know this to be true from Romans 5:6-8. “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
He is waiting for us, with gifts unimaginable because of the amazing love of He wants to share with us. He’s at the door, arms open, waiting for your response. So what are you waiting for?