“No! I won’t allow it,” said the editor of my novel, “Kill the Preacher Man”. (Not yet published.) “I write romance novels, and love doesn’t happen that fast,” she went on to say. I considered her chastising comments and thought, I’m not writing a romance novel! Besides, over my many years, I have heard several stories where one, or the other of a married couple knew early on they had met their mate. I myself have fallen in love with a woman at first sight. Twice! The second one, I married.
My current wife, I first saw a postage size photo of her, and said, “Wow! Who is that?” I wanted to click on her profile first and find out more about her. I know now, what I saw that Friday afternoon, was the love of God in her. I have written about it before in a post titled, “The April Affect”. God’s love is so strong in her that people who have never met her are attracted to her. Especially children.
So if it is possible to fall in love with someone at first sight, then shouldn’t it be possible to fall in love with God at first sight? After all, we are made in his image. Now not everyone acts like God, but that’s the individual’s fault, not Gods.
Yes, there are some that are crazy about God right after they meet him. They accept his free gift of salvation and feel instant relief from the burden of sin, and they go around telling everybody about their new love.
For others, it seems as if their love of God grows as the relationship grows. As they learn, or discover the benefits of being in a relationship with God they appreciate and their love for him grows.
A popular church proclaims, “For whoever finds God, finds life.” I like to say, “For whoever finds God, finds love.”
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