Lately I’ve been caught up in romantic emotions, a swirl of ecstasy and fantasy. Trying to describe to myself what I’m feeling is difficult, but one word comes to mind: euphoria.
Females often fantasize about being swept up off their feet by a perfect man, a prince. We dream of strong arms, handsome face, and a good heart. He’ll surprise us with love when we don’t expect it by romantic nights, pretty flowers, and a moving poem speaking of his undying love for us. He would hold us closely when we’re afraid, and protect us when we’re in danger. He would push our “love” buttons all too well, so we can’t help but fall madly in love. It’s no doubt that we’re ready to commit for life.
Pessimists say that’s not reality. Hopeless romantics ignore that and wait for it anyways.
I’m here to disagree with both parties. It is reality and you don’t have to wait for it.
See, this euphoria that I have been so fully entranced by is real. And it’s now. I’m so enveloped in love that I don’t think I could write enough love songs. I don’t think I could laugh hard enough or sweetly cry enough. I’m so overwhelmed by it. And it’s by none other than the greatest man. Jesus.
Jesus. I am in love with Him. When I hear His name I just want to sigh and daydream about Him.
He’s my everything. He is so perfect. He comforts me when I’m broken. He warms me when I’m cold. He speaks to me when I need a friend. He makes me laugh just because He can. He fills me full of pure joy when I feel I’m at the end of my rope. He kisses me when I need a touch. He holds me closely in a hug when I ask and especially when I don’t. I find myself crying all the time! So sweetly overwhelmed by how much He loves me and how much I adore Him.
He is the strongest man. He is the bravest warrior. He is the sweetest lover. He is the apple of my eye.
He is so much more than a name in a book or a pretty picture on a wall. He is just… Ahhh.
I just can’t contain my feelings. I have to express my utterly bewitched heart. My whole being longs for him every second of everyday. Yet each and every second he’s there, romancing me. I can’t quite describe it. It’s like my heart is swimming in a pool of sweet emotions. Like its being blanketed by the warmth of joy, peace, love… Euphoria!
It’s like I’m intoxicated. I’m perfectly in love with the most perfect man in the world and nothing can take it away! He is so committed to me and I am so committed to Him.
He’s beautiful. He is just so beautiful.
I’m soaking in His loveliness. I’m living in his entrancing gaze. My heart is ravished.
I love what John Eldredge says about Him…
“Jesus is our life. We need Jesus like we need oxygen. Like the branch needs the vines. Jesus is not merely a figure for devotions, he is the missing essence of your existence.
To have Jesus, to really have him, is to have the greatest treasure in all worlds. To have his life, joy, love, presence cannot be compared. To know him as he is, is to come home.”
And with that said, I will leave you to ponder Jesus. May His heart wrenching affections sink deep deep down into your soul. May you come to know Him in such a way that you come home.