I must admit I like a good romance novel occasionally---and enjoy a sappy chick flick - Hallmark movie style. Those wonderful stories where boy meets girl--they fall deeply in love--they overcome all the obstacles and live happily ever after. If ONLY life were so easy! BUT hope springs eternal--even in my old age.
SO---if by some long shot---I had some romance in my life again---what "type" am I looking for?
THE STRONG SILENT TYPE
One who is faithful--accepts me for who I am--listens to me--cares for me--loves me without reservation--protects me--provides for me--and wants to be with me. What do I offer in return---my complete devotion, loyalty, love and sacrificial acts of love.
My friend, Len, reminded me recently whom I am describing---who is the strong-silent type---Jesus. And I immediately thought of the song , "Divine Romance". No better description of the romance I experience on a daily basis--
What passion I love Him with---How I desire His Presence---How I enjoy this divine romance.
What more beautiful romance than His Word-the story of God's faithful love for us---His pursuit of us---His care for us-His provision for us---His desire to be with us and the happily ever after ending---when we turn to Him.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—