Saturday, November 14, 2009

The (Nameless) Hubby Project

I dare say, this is me in the next few years.

No, I haven't entered into a relationship yet, nor have I secretly appointed someone to be my groom in the next couple of years. It's more Believing in something you haven't seen (yet) but remains to be true.

Here's an excerpt from "Epic:The Story God is Telling..." by John Eldredge.


Suppose there was a king who loved a humble maiden. This king was like no other king. Every statesman trembled before his power. No one dared breathe a word against him, for he had the strength to crush all opponents. And yet this mighty king was melted by love for a humble maiden. How could he declare his love for her? In an odd sort of way, his kingliness tied his hands. If he brought her to the palace and crowned her head with jewels and clothed her body in royal robes, she would surely not resist - no one dared resist him. Bout would she love him?

She would say she loved him, of course, but would she truly? Would she be happy at his side? How could he know? If he rode to her forest cottage in his royal carriage, with an armed escort waving bright banners, that too would overwhelm her. He did not want a cringing sibject. He wanted a lover.
(Soren Kierkegaard, The King and the Maiden)

"He wanted a lover. So the mighty king disguised himself as a beggar and went along to the maiden's door in the wood to win her heart.

It is a parable of the coming of Jesus of Nazareth.

God himself-the King of all creating-takes on human flesh and enters our Story as one of us. He sets aside his glory, clothes himself with humility, and sneaks into the enemy camp, under cover of night, to whisper words of love to his own: "I have come for you."
This is, after all, a love story."

And this has been my destiny all along:
"I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart. "
(Jeremiah 24:7)

Can you imagine this story, this fairy tale,
where Jesus is the Hero and you are the Beloved?

It's a "happily ever after", after all.

(Photo courtesy of Erron Ocampo)

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