The Bible says many things about love, in fact love is mentioned over 390 times! I have been very fortunate that as I have grown in faith my understanding and practice of love has changed and expanded greatly.
For a long time I did not really know what love was. I was once told by a person that I was the most uncaring individual they had every met. It was said to me, that I was emotionally unavailable. For a long time I believed those things. I said it was because of my life experiences, I had to remain distant – to protect myself. I have come to realize that even if it brings great pain,
protecting hiding yourself from love is no way to live.
I now experience many types of love every day! I love my boys and my family. I have learned what it means to love my enemies. I have learned to give love freely to all those around me, even those that have hurt me deeply in someway. I have learned a lot about myself and love.
But one type of love continued to elude me, relationship-love. I came to a point that I felt it was just not meant to be for me, no love of that type would be part of my days. While trying to accept this fate I turned to my Heavenly-Father and prayed;
Lord, I want to love. I need to love.
All my being is desire; my heart, my body, my mind
yearns in the night for one to love.
I am one and want to be a pair.
I speak, and no one is there to listen.
I live, and no one is there to share my life.
Why be so rich and have no one to enrich?
I need to love. I want to love, Lord.
In a very quiet way, the Lord responded to my prayer and my spirit was renewed and a pleasant feeling captivated me while these words were laid into my heart:
“Set your mind at rest; she is on her way. The journey for you is slow but she is approaching. You will recognize each other; for I’ve made her body for you, I’ve made yours for her. I’ve made your heart for her, I’ve made hers for you. Learning to love has been a long apprenticeship but it has been a required lesson for you.”
I know that God answers prayers and He has told me that she is out there.
Maybe I know her, maybe I don’t. Maybe she is close-by or maybe she is in some distant place. She may even be reading this and not even know she is the one.