And you thought you were romantic…..
Do you know the exact moment your lover was conceived? Did you ever keep watch over her, never batting an eyelid coz you were sleepy? Did you take time to count the number of hairs on her head and always walk beside her making sure she did not trip, and that if she tripped, you caught her before she fell, and that if she fell you picked her up again?
Did you wipe away every tear from her eyes? Did you comfort her when she was alone and frightened? Did you open the curtains of the sky and let the sun shine for her? Did you make the rose and lily and dahlia and daffodil and chrysanthemum and sunflower bloom for her so that she smiled and leaped like a little child?
Did you make sure the wind blew and the rain fell when it was too hot for her? Did you provide an oasis when she was in the desert place? Did you quiet her soul when there was trouble all around? Do you love her that much?
Did you give away your riches so that she would become rich? Did you endure beatings so that she would be healed of her sickness? Did you pierce your head so that she would be guiltless? Did you die so that she may live?
Did you bestow upon her the grace to handle pain, the joy to celebrate good times, the peace to be still and be thankful? Did you set yourself as her shield, her buckler, her fortress, her rock, her light, her hope? Was she able to trust you fully and at all times and if she wasn’t sure she could talk to you about it?
Mr. so called Romantic- did you supply all her need when she was in her mother’s womb and when she was out? Did you give her friends and a family? Did you give her life?
He did this for you and me, He does it for love..
Baseline: For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.