A Beautiful Love Story

What does your love story with the Lord Jesus look like? Where are you in your relationship with Him? Are you dancing with Your Redeemer King to beautiful music, being in step with Him in every beat of the rhythm of your love, honor, and devotion to Him? Being held in His everlasting arms, and you know for certain that, in that beautiful dance, you are loved and cherished and kept for eternity? Oh, what a beautiful love story our Savior weaves around His redeemed! It had begun on that very first day of Creation. And God hasn’t relented on His love for us ever since.

Or are you chasing love in all the wrong directions? Have you run so far away and yet, you have not taken hold of it? Have you sought it in your career and dreams of success? Or in your relationships, in the people in your life, yes, in the men that seem to go in and out of your life? I know someone close to me who has been looking for it in all her failed relationships. Large amount of time has passed in desolation, in yearning. Years that have probably made her tremble in fear as doubts enveloped her heart. Will I ever find the love I’m searching for? Will I ever feel complete, feel cherished by a man who loves me unconditionally and forever?

What I want her to know is that – she needs to be complete first in the love that covers all, the love of Jesus, before she could ever find true fulfilment in anything. Including a fulfilling love relationship with a man, the man God has destined for her.

Sometimes, in our eagerness to grasp this love, we weave stories of our own. They remain hidden in our fantasies, deep in the recesses of our hearts and minds. And sometimes, we drown those deep longings with whatever our hands can take hold of. I had a friend who drowned her sorrows in wine and nightspots. She was painfully wanting the sustaining love of her husband which she couldn’t have, for he also was lost and looking for love elsewhere. What a life!

We do all these not realizing that the Lord Jesus Christ has woven the greatest love story humankind will ever know. That when we’ve known it, He will fill us with this love, the kind of love that fills up every crack, every void, every hurting place. A love that binds up our wounds and heals all our broken places. Oh, I know this so well! He wove a beautiful love story with me that will sustain me through eternity! (I’ll remember to tell you that next time).

He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds. (Ps. 147:3)

The Samaritan woman at the well whom the Lord met – she had had five husbands and the one she was with at the time was not her husband. In my mind, she was like the person close to me I mentioned earlier – she’d been looking for love so hard she had to go through five failed relationships. But on that day at the well, she met the Messiah who told her:

…“Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:13)

On that day, the Samaritan woman met Jesus and received the living water. Her search had ended. Her thirst for love was quenched, for this would carry her to everlasting life.

Dear one, look behind you. You might have run so fast in your hurry to find love you’ve passed Jesus by. He just might be right behind you, pursuing you, calling your name, knocking at your heart’s door. I tell you – let Him in. And find the greatest love you’ve always wanted.

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Comments

  1. I almost didn’t comment for fear of commenting “too much.” However, these scriptures came to me & seem to suggest how valuable our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is, in a unique & profound way: Philippians 3:7-11 Paul writes, “whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ…..for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things & count them as rubbish…that I may gain Christ & may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own…but that which is through faith in Christ…that I may know Him & the power of His resurrection & the fellowship of His sufferings…” He really is our greatest love & His is a love worth everything! Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

    • RinaPeru says:

      First off, Cynthia, your comments are always welcome and appreciated! This is also one of my favorite passages in the Bible: to lose everything and gain Christ and be found in Him. What more can we ask for?

  2. As I read your beautiful post this hymn line popped into my head: “I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus’ Name.” Thank you for celebrating His love & sharing your heart with us. I’m visiting from Tell Me a True Story. Blessings!

  3. Hazel Moon says:

    Jesus fills that longing that no human can ever do. Although many are fortunate to find a good husband that loves God and is very close to filling that place a woman needs. Thank you for sharing your lovely post with us here at “Tell Me a Story.” At: http://letmetelluastory.blogspot.com/

  4. It could be five anything, the Samaritan woman just happen to have five husbands. This was her sin. What is our sin? We all have five of something in our past but not our present. The point of this story as is every story is Jesus love for all who turn to HIM and believe.

  5. I love the way you put this: “Sometimes, in our eagerness to grasp this love, we weave stories of our own. They remain hidden in our fantasies, deep in the recesses of our hearts and minds. And sometimes, we drown those deep longings with whatever our hands can take hold of.” So true. It can be such a fight to relax and embrace the love Christ has for us. What a blessing to rest confidently in His strength. I enjoyed reading your beautiful post today. Linking up with you from Coffee for your Heart.

    • RinaPeru says:

      Thank you, Ginger. Deeply grateful to our Lord. Yes, we can lean into His love and rest there – everyday!

  6. Janet says:

    What a beautiful reminder of the heart of love. Thank you.

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