Love can be thorny. Love can hurt. It is very human to look for love in all the wrong places. It is also very human to look for God in all the wrong places. Just as fake friends are a sore disappointment, so are fake gods. Can we live happily ever after with a lie? Probably not! If we have been through any kind of heart break we know what disillusionment feels like. Should we now close down like an oyster and never trust a soul again? Wouldn’t that be like slicing all remaining tires of our car after having one flat tire? (A relative of mine posted this analogy on social media. Pretty funny, isn’t it?)
True love originates from the Godhead – Three in One. One could say that the Trinity possesses the patent for love. God has the good stuff: Love tried and true; true love.
Here is an open secret: God loves to be found. He will put heaven and hell to work to make it happen. Yes – even hell can be helpful at times. Finding God during life’s darkest hour is not so unusual. Pain can sharpen our senses and help us distinguish between counterfeit and original.
We all want to know what is real. We do not want to live a lie. In pursuit of the real deal we will stop dead in our tracks when we have an “aha moment”, when we realize that God exists and that God cares.
We know when we have struck gold. We know when we have found unfailing love.