People often talk or think about the romantic relationships they wish they had–for girls, someone dedicated and protective, like Edward Cullen without the glitter and fangs, for guys a smart-funny-cute-girl (not necessarily in that order)…and as people grow older, become men and women, their ideas about what they want change, but their core desire remains the same; people want someone to make them laugh, someone to hold them in darkling moments, someone who will fill the emptiness in their lives with…love.
Dictionary.com defines love as “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.” Who doesn’t want that? And more accurately queried, who doesn’t want OTHER people to feel that way towards them? But when questioned, most people will reveal that their desire goes deeper. People don’t just want to have someone feel affectionate passion for them, they want someone to show them the love described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8: patient, kind, humble, respectful, selfless, protective, trusting, hopeful, persevering, and never envious, bragging, easily angered, bitter, or evil-loving.
They want love that never fails, which according to American divorce statistics and life experience is nearly impossible. But not for God.
Interesting coincidence that all people seem to crave the same seemingly unobtainable thing–this crazy, passionate, endless, all-consuming love…that no one but God can fully satisfy.
Maybe…just MAYBE…God puts that desire in our hearts because He wants us to turn to Him and let Him fill the vacancy inside of us.
Just some food for thought, or more accurately phrased, bread for life (John 6:35).