So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
– Genesis 19:20
It may be far-fetched, but the fanciful thought that “one true love” exists for each of us is certainly appealing. Television, movies, and anime tell us that perhaps there is such a thing, and in our heart of hearts, we may believe it, too.
We all desire a fulfilling love. Some of us know this inclination intimately, as our thoughts and actions frequently stray toward seeking affection. Others may already have devoted support and not even comprehend that they’ll feel incomplete if they lost such affection.
We are designed to love – to give it and to receive it. Our relationships, imperfect as they are, demonstrate as much. They also suggest something splendid: although the love we experience is faulty, a perfect, pure, and never-failing love lies in wait for us. It’s all ours – we only need surrender to it.
Pray | Ask to experience God’s love, either more fully, if you’re a believer, or in some shape or manner, if you are not
Act | Reflect on the role that the desire for love plays in your life, and how that relates to your relationship with God