Who is it? How do they make you feel? What passion is it that drives you into their arms?
In all the lands, there are love stories and love songs. I have my playlist that I go to when I enter into that mood where I think about my beloved Lisa. Music can calm you, lift you, and motivate you to soar, or even bring you to mellowest lows. Sunday I asked my small group their love song … maybe what they danced to at their wedding. I shared my song for Lisa is Brick House. Oh yeah. She may not think that is our song, but it is one that when I play, I smile.
Back to point. 1 Timothy says our goal is love from a good conscious, a pure heart, and a sincere faith. Pretty strong goal. I am also reading a classic work … The Princess Bride. A little diff from the movie, pretty close but so much more. But there is a paragraph when Westley declares his love for the first time to dear Buttercup …
Westley: I have stayed these years in my hovel because of you. I have taught myself languages because of you. I have made my body strong because I thought you might be pleased by a strong body. I have lived with only the prayer that some sudden dawn you might glance in my direction. I have not known a moment in years when the sight of you did not send my heart careening against my rib cage. I have not known a night when your visage did not accompany me to sleep. There has not been a morning when you did not flutter behind my waking eyelids. …. is any of this getting through to you, Buttercup, or do you want me to go on for a while?
Buttercup: Never stop.
Three thoughts …
A … that’s the obsession I want to have in my love for God, filling every breath and every thought in living in light of His love for me – and you.
2 … Lisa, if I don’t express this enough, I love you … As you wish!
Third … Calvin, this better be the way you talk to that girl down there in Texas. If you don’t, then start. Tiffany, let me know if he doesn’t.
May your day be filled with love. Thank you for this personal reminder to me! And you!