On a recent episode of American Idol, one of the contestants who is auditioning has a heart-wrenching story of why she wants to sing. When I saw this, it reminded me of what true love looks like. It was a reminder to me in the midst of my busy, hectic week that God’s love is beyond what I can imagine. That God, being LOVE, never ever lets me go. This story reminded me that LOVE is not just a word thrown around to make us feel all mushy inside. True Love is beyond mere words: it is action, and it shows its true colors in all situations of life, be they the high mountain-top moments, the lazy plateau’s, or the low, dark valleys. Check the story out:
So with Valentine’s Day here, sometimes it’s hard to see love around us, unless it’s on a cheesy card, or heard in a love song on the radio, or seen in a chic flick. Maybe it’s not that love isn’t around us, but maybe our eyes are not open to it. What if LOVE is whispering to us at every second? What if we’re the ones who are numb to it, deaf to it, or just too busy to see its signs?
Could it be that God is shouting “I LOVE YOU” all the time, and we are the ones who are missing it?
Going back to the American Idol episode, I’ll be rooting for her for sure! But deeper than that, I’m reminded that God has not given up on me, even in the moments I’ve forgotten Him, or can’t speak clearly, or am waking up from my own spiritual paralysis. He is there, singing to me, teaching me to speak, helping me to walk, and wooing not just me, but ALL of us, to fall in love. And then, carry that love to others, no matter the situation, circumstance, or place. Because when you fall in love, you can’t help but tell the world…