Falling in-love with the Savior
Falling in-love… Picture it: A complete captivation with the other person. An anticipation of the next moment that you’ll be with them, talk to them, share with them, listen to them… It’s all-consuming. Just to be near them... A longing to know everything about them—their hopes, their dreams. Learning to care about what they care about. Becoming a part of their plans, their ever-after. The thought of living without that person—inconceivable!
Any activity becomes enjoyable as long as it is with them—washing the car, taking a walk… You savor their words, their touch. You want to understand them. You want to know them. They are all you can talk about or think about. That person is all you see…
Falling in-love with your Savior, in many ways, is just the same. Multiple times the Bible (Old and New Testament) refers to that same idea of a deep, intimate love between the Lord and His people. An example: In Jeremiah 2:2, “…’This is what the LORD says: I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown.’”; and “For your Maker is your husband—the Lord Almighty is his name—the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.” Isaiah 54:5
If we are to see our Lord as our bridegroom, then why is it that we don’t always seem smitten with Him? Have we become satisfied–developed a comfortable routine, basking in the peace of our salvation, a devotional here, a church service there? Consider the admonition given to the church of Ephesus in Revelation 2: “Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first…” Revelation 2:4, 5a
Today, be consumed with love for your Savior. Remember that first love, and diligently pursue your Savior as He has pursued you.