Loves Me, Loves Me Not!
-- If you happen to be of the female persuasion and have
ever found yourself in a large field of daisies, you more than
likely have performed the rite of passage by picking one of the
flowers, plucking the petals one by one, and reciting “He
loves me, He loves me not!”
Every young girl dreams about the arrival of her very own Prince
Charming. She is ransomed by her grand imaginations of a dashing,
young suitor mounted upon his faithful white charger galloping
into her life and whisking her off to a far away castle atop the
highest mountain. (We can’t help ourselves -- we chicks
just seem to have this fantasy coded deep within our DNA).
Not to worry, though. As fate would have it, we do eventually
mature into womanhood and recognize that life doesn’t always
turn out the way we imagine. The Bible even speaks about the importance
of putting away childish things (1 Corinthians 13:11). But one
of the neat things I’ve discovered about God is that whenever
He has to take something away, He always makes a point of putting
back something a whole lot better.
Yes, I had to give up my dreamy idea about the “Prince
thing,” but what I discovered was that another hero was
anxiously waiting in the wings for me. And He wasn’t just
your run-of-the-mill, lower level royalty; rather, the very King
of Kings Himself desired to escort me into His beautiful Kingdom
to rule and reign alongside of Him.
My day of coronation arrived, and as I stood before Him, He took
my hand and gently unfolded my fingers. He smiled at me as he
dropped some daisy petals within my palm. I looked down and began
to cry as I noticed that He had given me only the petals that
had said “He loves me.”
I vowed then to take Him at His Word when He said, “I
have loved thee with an everlasting love.” —Jeremiah 31:3
And, as you may well have already guessed, we went on to live…
happily ever after!
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