Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scary Love

Alyssa is madly in love with Jon.  She told me it was almost scary. They don't want to ever lose each other.   Jon would like Alyssa to text him when she leaves home to go someplace, when she gets there, when she leaves there, and when she gets home.  He wants to know she is safe.

I'm thinking when they get to heaven, they are going to ask God to make an exception to that "no marriage in heaven" thing.  They would love to be married to each other for all eternity.

Yes, people will say, "They have only been married six months. Just wait. Reality will hit and they won't like each other so much anymore. They are just newlyweds. They haven't experienced real life yet.  Wait until the seven year itch hits..."  Yadda, yadda, yadda...

Those statements aren't what God intended when He created marriage.  He intends for us to grow more and more in love with each other!!!  He intends for us to serve each other, actually wash each other's feet. .. Put the other's needs above our own.

Alyssa and Jon have it right. True love involves risk and they are willing to take that risk.. Love each other like crazy. They are fun to be around. They enjoy each other. To me, it is great to have a scary love!

They say "happily ever after" is stuff of fairy tales.  I am not so sure as I watch my two children and their spouses.  Sure, there will be hard times, but I predict they will "love like crazy"  (Love that song!) until the day they draw their last breath.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 
I Corinthians 13