Still

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39

I love you.  Always have.  Always will.

I loved you before I even knew you.  I have loved you from the moment I first thought about you, imagining who you would be and what you would mean to me.

From that time I have spent every minute of every day preparing for you.  I have provided for your every need, considered your heart’s desires, and continue to give you every good thing I have set aside for you.  I don’t do this because I have to – I choose to do it because I have chosen you.  You are special – unlike any other.  You hold a special place in all of creation.  This only serves to make me love you more.  Why do I do this?

I do it because I love you and I want you to love me too.

Yes, it’s that simple.  Everything I have done, am doing, and ever will do hinges on my strong desire to have a relationship with you.  I enjoy our time together.  I appreciate what we have shared.  Looking forward, it is my hope to be able to share love with you forever.

That is my hope when we are together.  That is my hope when we are apart.

Apart – a devastating place.  You might be surprised that despite my best efforts I am sometimes separated from one that I love.  This is because love is a choice, and something that I will not force.  To do so would cause it to cease to be love, and your love is what I desire.  So what can I do when you choose to turn away?  There are only two choices…

I can let you go, or I can love you even more.

I could cut you loose, but why would I?  Who could possibly replace you?  You are an original – the one and only.  You were made with a purpose; filled with a unique anointing.  There is no substitute for you.  There is nothing else in all of creation that I desire more.

And so my response is to love you more.  I wait for you patiently when you turn your back to me.  I follow wherever you go every time you walk away.  I search for you when you go missing, and when your wandering puts you in danger I come to your rescue.  Your captors can not keep you.  The ransom has been paid.  The cost was great but so too was the prize I claimed.  Nothing can ever change my heart: no words, no thoughts, no insubordinate acts.  It’s not possible because…

You are still the love of my life.

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About day1of1

Author, Speaker, Educator, Husband, Father of two and follower of the One.
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