July 1, 2012
I’m reading a book called “The Sacred Romance” and it talks about how we as women have this deep desire to be romanced. It is a longing that we search to satisfy, a void that never seems to be filled. I know I have experienced romance in this way! But the reason this desire is so strong is because God made us this way. He designed us to desire romance. But it’s because He wants to be the one we long for. He calls us His bride, His lover and His beloved all through the Bible. He designed us to be in a Sacred Romance with Him.
I’ve always viewed God as the Author of my story. I know He’s in control and I know He’s writing the script. But He’s not only the Author, He is the main character. He is the Hero of my story. He didn’t design me to be a puppet – He wants me to be His lover. And He has been pursuing me all my life. But just like any gentleman, He’s not going to force me to love Him.
And the problem arises when the enemy of our souls starts his seducing to distract us from God’s unfailing love. “The Sacred Romance” paints this picture:
Have you ever dated someone and you just knew, from the first time you met her that she was the one you wanted to spend your life with? And have you ever been shocked to find that one day, the one you loved so deeply, and who you thought loved you just as passionately had been dating other guys and, moreover, was spending her time with your worst enemy?
Have you ever had to literally turn a lover over to a mortal enemy to allow her to find out for herself what his intentions toward her really were? Have you ever had to lie in bed knowing she was believing his lies and having sex with him every night? Have you ever sat helplessly by in a parking lot, while you enemy and his friends took turns raping your lover even as you sat nearby, unable to win her heart enough so she would trust you to rescue her? Have you ever called this one you had loved for so long, even the day after her rape, and asked her if she was ready to come back to you, only to have her say her heart was still captured by your enemy? Have you ever watched your lover’s beauty slowly diminish and fade in a haze of alcohol, drugs, occult practices and infant sacrifices until she is no longer recognizable in body or soul? Have you ever loved someone so much that you send your only Son to talk with her about your love for her, knowing He will be killed by her? (And in spite of knowing all this, He was willing to do it because He loved her too, and believed you were meant for each other.)”
Wow! All this God endured because He refused to stop loving me. I cried as I read this and then I read it again because this is my story. But God’s love was more than enough. And God’s love overcame the schemes of the enemy.
Satan will try every possible way to distract us and capture our attention. But God’s love is pure and everlasting. His love endures forever. And He will always be there, calling us, wooing us back to Him.
This desire for romance that I feel, will never be satisfied from a human being. The only love affair I want is with God.
“My beloved is mine, and I am His.” (Song of Solomon 2:16)
He is my Hero. He is my Savior. He is my Lover and my All. He has my heart and He will guard it and I am safe in His arms.