Saturday, November 3, 2012

Back to Love

Picture this:
Has your mother ever put a vase with flowers on your kitchen table? It's beautiful, isn't it? It could be full of daisies or lilies, etc. Isn't it wonderful how flowers are created? The pattern on petals are so original (created by God nonetheless) and delicate. But there's one problem with flowers in a vase.

They're dead.

They might be beautiful for awhile. After some time, they wilt and then those once lovely flowers are like a symbol of death and the hopelessness in life.

So it is with love and relationships.

Now I know most of my faithful readers are probably not married, and I am just a very young teenager, but can you imagine getting married? Sometimes I dream about it, like in the Love Comes Softly Series. I have been to my fair share of weddings and at the end, when the couples say 'I do' and then 'seal their love with a kiss, I always feel tears coming. Because those two people, are forever changed, in a matter of speaking.

Newlyweds seem to be so innocent and so happy that no one would ever suspect trouble or failure. No one would ever, at the time, think that something could be wrong. The flowers in the vase have just been brought out and they look beautiful.

Fast forward three days..... or three years, or a decade.

 Their could be a number of reasons why loves fades away, but either way, it's gone and there's no going back. Sometimes they stay single forever, or start again with someone new. Or sometimes even, they get back together, but unfortunately, that's rare.

They wilt, like flowers in a vase. Or rather, their love wilts.

Now picture this:

Have seen a flower in the spring? It has just bloomed and is beautiful. God supplies it. with its needs while it blooms into a beautiful and lovely creation.

Now think that lovely picture as a marriage.

Hopefully, the two people have found the Lord and have decided to go by His standards and His plans. Sure, it's not always going to go the way they want. No marriage is perfect, but God, being constant, loving, guides them through even the most narrow of paths.

Now tell me, how would you describe you marriage, family, etc?

Is it a vase, looking beautiful, though already dead, trying to find its way in the world when it already knows it can't?
Or is it a flower outside, knowing that it is in a tough position, yet depending on God, someone who will never fail them, for their strength to carry on?

Well, all you single people, I must ask you this:
Which one do you want to be?

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