I’m not one to arrange my life around a TV show, but it just so happens that I’ve been at home on Monday evenings in time to watch at least some of each “Bachelor” episode this season. Not intentionally but coincidentally. It’s been entertaining. I can’t imagine doing anything like that – it’s only like 6 weeks time, and they’ve been advertising an actual proposal at the end of the season. That’s crazy! Some of the women on the show are crazy too, and seem to put way too much hope in being chosen.
As a female I can identify with every girls dream of getting married and all the details, including the proposal and the ring that go with it. Lately, I’ve found myself wanting to wrap my arms around some friends, and help them understand that a far better, more fulfilling proposal has already been made.
I realize this may sound cheesy to some, but it’s an amazing thought to me. Just to realize that better than any man, the God of the universe has already ‘got down on one knee’ and confessed his perfect love, something no man is even capable of. He’s offered me a gift more priceless than any diamond. And instead of asking me to spend the rest of my life with him, he’s invited me to spend ALL ETERNITY with him. The God of the Universe wants to spend all eternity with me (and you)! No man will ever be able to beat that.
Along these lines I’m reading a new book called “Soul Cravings” by Erwin McManus. My brother gave it to me for my birthday. I’ve barely started it, but so far it’s great. It’s not super spiritual, but more of an exploration of what drives us, and what we need at the core of our being, ultimately directing us toward God as the answer.