I want to be loved; but that’s not all. I want the whole world to know that I am loved. I want Facebook statuses dedicated to me. I want Instagram posts of cute pictures of me with captions declaring undying love. I also want tweets, lots of them, with my Twitter handle and the word ‘love’ combined in the most succinct, poetic ways. I deserve all that and more. Am I alone, or you can identify? Can you feel the big ‘but’ coming? Yes? Here it is:
But, the best of men is still a man, and man will mess up, man will fail. It is the rule of the game. You mess up, I mess up. I know it, you know it.
Wonderfully, there is a silver lining on that unfortunate cloud. I have a true love. He will never fail, never mess up, never leave me, He will always be. But there’s one catch. He doesn’t have a Facebook account, or a Twitter one, or an Instagram one. So although He declares His love for me in a million ways every day (most of which I am ignorant of and blind to), I can’t take screen shots of them and put them up on my wall.
Now, this is the test: am I going to be content in His love? Will I be satisfied that although I can’t “see” or “touch” Him, He’s always with me, loving me, teaching me? Or will I spend my life looking for someone who will “complete” me? Am I going to waste my imagination and my valuable brain cells on picturing this person, creating scenes of what we’ll do together and how we will share our beauty with the world? Will I invest all my time and effort on something not eternal?
I will revel in my ‘unseen’ love, and share that with the rest of humanity.
“… I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” – Joshua 1:5
“… Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” – Matthew 22:37
Note: Not to say you shouldn’t
show off share your love online. Love does, after all, brighten things up. 😉