Don't we love love? Have you ever really thought about it? We really love it, and I think I have a better understanding of why we love it so much after the Revelation study yesterday. God is a romantic! He has been after us for our whole existence, since He began time, always loving us and wanting us to choose Him to love back. The Bible is a love story, isn't it? Have you thought about that before? Yeah, it's got a lot of wars, judgements, blood and hiding in it, but the bottom line is about God loving us. From the very first to the very end, it's about what a romantic God is. If we can get this idea, I think it would change the way we see everything. I'm going to try and share some of the insights I got yesterday and how I am starting to see things differently.
We were ALL created in God's image, which to me means we all have some of God in us, a sense of God, if you will. So we have a God-shaped hole in us that we try our whole lives to fill. We strive to stay as young and healthy as we can, fighting off death, mainly because it scares us to death. I mean what do we really know about death anyway? It's over at death for the body, huh? No one has come back and said, "Yip, we get to keep these bodies that we have put so much time and money into!" We fight death all our lives. Why haven't we evolved beyond this, if we are an evolved species? I think it's because we have a sense of God, which means we have a sense of eternity in our souls. There is an eternity in which we will spend eternity. Heaven or hell are the options. So God goes about wooing us to Him so that we would choose Him and spend eternity with Him instead of separated from Him.
Remember what happens when you fall in love? First, the hormones kick in. Second the attraction sets in. Third, attachment happens. Now attachment has a good memory of what attraction was and is. You remember when your blood races around your body so fast it makes you light-headed. When your heart is so full it hurts with the thought of the other person. We do crazy things in the attraction stage, but we also feel the most alive here too. God made that feeling for us, and I think maybe that might be the phase that we have throughout eternity. Think about it. We want to have that attraction feeling all the time, but it won't stick around. It turns into attachment, which isn't a bad thing; it's just not as exciting as attraction. Why do you think there are so many affairs and divorces and re-divorces? Looking for love in all the wrong places? Attraction makes our world go around.
Maybe what we need to do is be comfortable in our attachment and do things to bring the attraction back into our relationships. Because the ultimate groom is Jesus, and Revelation tells us He will be called faithful and true. Consider Ecclesiastes 3:11:
God has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
Psalm 90:2: From once upon a time to Kingdom come - You are God!