As humans we have the deepest need for intimacy. It is a characteristic that we were born with, some are fulfilled and others unfortunately aren't. If there is ever an evidence of God in this world, this inborn characteristic trumps any other.
We all strive for that connection with another human being. Financial security can only briefly satisfy such longing, a sort of band-aid, if you will. God shared with us His own longing to be loved by us, sacrificing His most precious Son, although never demanding that love to be reciprocated except giving us unlimited chances to love Him back. Our faltered humans, even the most devoted Christian followers, continue to function with one foot in and one foot out. We constantly seek that deep love and intimacy from another human being who is just as erroneous as we are, even though we know that such perfect love does not exist in any of them. But yet we continue to strive and to seek that person who we think will fulfill such undying love for us.
Not only is such mythical creature non-existent, we ourselves fail to realize that we have disappointed and failed the ones we are married to or have a relationships with. We cannot righteously accept responsibility and hide behind a smokescreen and shift the blame on others. But in reality, we disappoint others just as much as others disappoint us. It just depends on who endures the most.
We regard our partners with such high expectations that the very moment we are disappointed by them, we are devastated. But instead of bickering, we need to just cherish those deep intimate moments we shared and hold them near and dear to our hearts because such a euphoric state is how God's love feels like. This fleeting euphoria is the diluted version of God's love for us. The magnitude of His love for us doesn't even compare, it is merely a taste of how much love He can give which is why it is critical for His presence to be in our lives and in our hearts.
Jesus comes back as our bridegroom and we are His bride. You may wonder if the person we had the greatest connection with would still be the same in heaven. I wonder that too. However, in my heart of hearts I feel that the greatest connection we had in this world will pale in comparison to our connection with God then, and that it simply wouldn't matter in the grand scheme of all things.
Perhaps this is the very reason why relationship is such hard work. We seem to have to exert so much effort to stay together but the more we seek a better relationship, the less we know of it. Kudos to those who have mastered it by staying married for years and years. The grass is always greener where you water it. It is important to get stronger with our relationship with God. In my personal life, the stronger my relationship grows with God, the greater love I feel. Much greater than any love I've ever known.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER