Thoughts on Love...

This week has been spent thinking and reflecting upon love. I travelled from sunny warm San Diego to crisp chilly Texas in order to see my younger cousin marry the man who loves her. Those who know them have seen a real expression of love between them and it has come as no surprise that they are today, finally, becoming husband and wife. These days, this can still be rare. People love and adore each other but have given into fear and worry about commitment and decided to try and avoid hurt and messy situations by remaining unmarried. This breaks my heart. I imagine, someday, watching my daughter perform musically or in sports or running for student council or volunteering in a shelter or any sort of thing where I can stand back with tears in my eyes and say "That is my daughter..." Ahhhh how my heart will be full and proud and I will be thrilled to show that I am involved with her, that I am her mother. This is the same thing that we can have in marriage. We can stand back and claim commitment with tears in our eyes and fullness of chests and say "that man or that woman is my husband/wife..." We will be proud to attach ourselves to them and let everyone know that we are one. These are the thoughts that should replace the fears and distrust and these thoughts can only come when you you know that there is something outside of ourselves that calls us to rightness. Someone greater than ourselves who set a truly remarkable and perfect example of love that we can follow. This Someone being our Creator/Savior. This Savior, though knowing exactly what He saved us from (ourselves and our sins), still chooses to align Himself with us and stand back and say "That is my son/that is my daughter..." He looks at us and sees us perfectly and says "That is my bride..." Ohhhh how that fills my heart today......


Posted on November 6, 2010 and filed under Anything and Everything.