I think we all can say at one time or another we were looking for our one true love. We dreamed of how they would look, speak, or lavish us with gifts and affection. Needless to say, when we found them, we had to worry to maintain their affection. The true relationship is one of give and take to maintain the original spark of love. We were careful not to do anything to damage the relationship for fear of losing their affection. Despite all our efforts, that love one either left our lives by way of the gate or the grave. After the loss of a true love, we may think we’d never love again. For this reason we should be very careful who we give our heart to.
I have been fortunate to have experienced love many times during my life. As a result, I’ve had the broken heart that accompanies the end of a relationship. I’ve also been fortunate that each relationship was progressively better. I learned more about myself and my unrealistic perspective of love after each relationship.
After the loss of my true love, I realized even then that there was a love in my life that I had overlooked for years. I didn’t respect His love as I should and consequently didn’t reap the benefits of it during this time of loss.
This is someone who loved me when I didn’t love Him. He stayed close even when my attention and affection went to others. His love is everlasting and has stood the test of time. It’s been with me from my birth and will go beyond my death. When I finally gave my life to Him, even the angels from His court rejoiced in Heaven. Even though He shows His love daily, the true sacrifice of His love resonates for me at Easter. My true and everlasting love gave His life for me at Calvary. You’ve guessed who it is; it’s Jesus, God manifested in flesh (1Timothy 3:16).
If you’re looking for a real love, like Mary J. Blige sings about, I recommend you look to Jesus. He’s our true and everlasting love; the lover of our souls.