The other day I found a bottle of perfume that I bought for my wife many years ago. It was the scent that she wore when we first met and brought back a flood of wonderful memories. From the first moment I met her, I was smitten! I loved everything about her and when I was not in her presence, I sought out reminders of her. One of the strongest was the scent of her perfume that lingered wherever we spent time. So I actually obtained a small sampler of the perfume and kept it with me, occasionally opening and sniffing it when I was missing her. I was crazy in love!
I wish I had such continued passion and intense longing in my relationship with Jesus Christ. Do I seek out reminders of my passion for Him? Do I spend hours daydreaming about my prior times of sweet fellowship? Do I actively look for ways to keep our relationship fresh and alive? Sadly, I do not. And yet, I eagerly did those things for my wife when we first met. Crazy in love? It is a romantic love that I show to my wife. It is agape, a godly love that God gives to me. It is a love that can never be duplicated or repaid. All I can do is to respond in gratefulness and thanksgiving.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Crazy in love? God’s love for us is the craziest and greatest expression of love that has ever been shown.
God loved us when we did not deserve it, earn it, or even desire it.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.