Is God Romantic?
Phyllis after she had married had been married to this romantic man for 1 1/2 years
One of the speed bumps of packing and moving is uncovering stuff you forgot you had. You blow the dust off some old letters and suddenly you flash back 40 years in time.
That happened to me when I found some old love letters I had written to my girlfriend. (She’s now my wife. I threw the others away a long time ago).
As I read along, I must admit that I was a bit embarrassed. I wrote that?
I’m not very romantic, but evidently at 20 years of age there was hope for me, at least as far as romance goes. I wonder where I went wrong.
But, I’m going to let you eavesdrop on a conversation: Zephaniah 3:17. I wonder if God ever looks at this and says, “I wrote that ?”
“The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
(Zephaniah 3:17, NKJV)
One fellow remarked that God seems like a man in love in this passage. Not very cool for Him is it? It’s hard to be stately and also madly in love.
“I’m not very expressive,” some say. I’ve seen some of these reserved guys become grandfathers. Then they act like a monkey and make crazy faces to make the little one laugh.
“Gitchy, gitchy goo!” No wonder the kid laughs. Look at yourself in the mirror while you’re making faces and gitchy-gooing.
It’s a bit hard to stay cool and be in love isn’t it? I don’t think God even tries. He just loves us with an everlasting love.
Speaking of love–Happy 42nd anniversary to my wife Phyllis. June 6, 1971-June 6, 2013
“If I could give you the story of my life, it would be to show how one woman of ordinary ability has been led by God in strange and unaccustomed paths to do in His name what He has done in her. And, if I could tell you all, you would see how God has done all and I nothing. I have worked very hard, that is all, and I have never refused God anything.” Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing.