Oh, hey! Over here! Yes, it's me, your old pal waving at you. I told you I had big news to share, remember? Let's sit down and talk about it.
Deep breath. Whew. Here goes...
Have I told you about my new Love yet? I am REALLY excited about this relationship--He's so awesome!
First, He loves me. Notice I didn't say likes me, tolerates me, enjoys my company, we get along okay, etc. He LOVES me. ME!
And, apparently, He's had His eye on me for some time, just waiting for me to look His way. Oh, I'd heard of Him, and every once in a while I had thought about sharing my life with Him, but I'm so independent! I thought I'd be losing something, somehow.
Now that I've jumped in with both feet, I only regret not taking the plunge sooner! It is so-o-o-o wonderful to be able to be so relaxed and BE MYSELF around Him, my Love. And why not! He knows all about me, and I do mean ALL about me, and He loves me anyway!
Did you get that? Really get it? He knows all my stuff: the good, the bad, the awful, the ups and the downs (and the WAY downs). He knows all the choice stats about me: [shudder] the weight, size, and all the inch measurements, the dollars and lack of sense, the 'exactly-how-long-have-you-been-procrastinating-on-this-project' numbers, my age (gasp!), where I have and haven't been, what I have or haven't done, ... And I could go on and on. He knows it all, He gets it, and still He loves me.
He knows me through and through, straight to the core, inside and out. He knows how many hairs I had before I tried that "new stuff" (you remember that day, don't you, Friend?) AND after.
He knows my schedule, crazy as it is.
He thinks about me, all the time. One time we were walking on the beach, and He used this beautiful illustration with grains of sand to explain how often He thinks about me...sigh.
My Love. I lost track of what I was saying. Oh, yes, He thinks about me. And, naturally, He wants me to think about Him. I do, all the time. I've been learning to ask myself "What Would He Do?" before acting, then I follow His example.
Since our relationship started, you wouldn't believe the changes in me. It's like I'm a completely new person--brand new, and bright and shiny!
Speaking of bright and shiny: He's always giving me gifts. ALWAYS. And, since He's already got everything, all I can give in return is myself.
Okay, it's a deal!
Is He wealthy? Mmmmmm...yep. That would definitely be a resounding YES.
Is He intelligent? Oh, my. Just look around at all these things He dreamed up and created, just out of His own mind.
And He is so patient. When I hurt His feelings, even deeply, He stands ready to extend His forgiveness, if I'll only ask for it. No lecturing, no threatening to leave me. Ooh, and get this: when He has forgiven me for something, He will NEVER EVER throw it in my face again. Forgiven=forgotten. That's my Love!
I could just go ON and ON about Him--can you tell?
Would you like to have a relationship with Someone in touch with His feelings? My Love is.
Ever said something like, "You're just not the person I fell in love with anymore--you've changed"? Not my Love. He's the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Anybody ever let you down? Not my Love. Never. He doesn't lie, He doesn't fail, He is absolutely trustworthy, and He always keeps His promises.
I hear you saying, "No way."
Yes way. Totally.
You'll never find chaos following Him, and He and Fear just aren't compatible.
You know what? He may actually have more hope and plans for me and my future than I do--isn't that weird? Some of the areas that I've labeled A LOST CAUSE seem to be of interest to my Love--something about molding me in a new way...
Lean in close now, because this is a biggie: we don't plan to be together just "until death parts us;" I'll be His throughout eternity! It'll be heaven! No pain, no sorrow, no tears, and no separation from Him, ever. Heaven.
Do I want to share Him?
Of course. I'd love to.
Friend, meet Jesus.
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