A Love Story

IMG_3386I spent years looking for that perfect man. It seemed like I just did not have any luck with members of the opposite sex. It was always a roller coaster ride. I would get all giddy and nervous before the first date, but many times that was followed by disappointment. Other times that first date was great, and the second and third, but eventually our relationship would just fizzle. How many phone calls remained unreturned?  How many times was I ignored? How many times did they look only at my outward appearance but ignored the person within? How many times did they show so much interest at first only for it to slowly fade away? How many times would I pour my heart out and then realize that they were really not paying attention at all or just plainly did not understand? How many times would their attention turn to television, sports, and video games? Would I ever find a man that would look at me for me?  That would love me unconditionally?

And then one day I met him.  Where do I even begin to describe how wonderful he is? He was not interested in me because of my pretty clothes or my make up. He was interested in me for me. He saw me at my most vulnerable, at my ugliest, and he still wanted to spend time with me. Every time I called for him, he was there ready to listen to all my problems no matter how big or how trivial.  When life was difficult and I took it out on him, he would still tell me, “I love you.” And despite how sensitive and loving he was towards me, there was also courage and boldness. He was not afraid to speak up for what was right. He was not afraid to defend me and stand up for me, even though many wanted to accuse me. When I was with him, I felt safe and secure in his presence. And he loved me so much that he gave me a power of attorney so that I could use his name to defend and protect myself. If this is not enough to show how much he loves me, all I could say is that he loved me enough to die for me. His name is Jesus. His love for me is unconditional and in him I found true love.

John 15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.