Archive for ‘Relationships’

November 11, 2010

One half of a great pair of shoes…

by Veronika

Shoes just have to come as a pair!

You’re just a half. A missing chunk of something whole, or the second part of two. You know you have something great to give someone else, that you and he – together – are just going to be great.

Halves, after all, come in twos. That’s why they’re “halves.”

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting for that second half to show up, that other shoe, that lead to your pencil, that ice cube to your tea, that root to your branches. You go together with something. You always have. And when they’re taking their time revealing themselves, you feel like you’re lost.

That other half, believe it or not, is not in the form of a physical person. You’re not just made up of the physical; you are also made up of the spiritual. And it’s the spiritual half that you’re lacking. Man and woman can bond physically; they can bond emotionally; and sometimes, when all’s right in the world and the sun is shining, they can bond intellectually.

(That’s a joke. Har, har.)

But man and woman cannot bond spiritually…at least at the outset. The spiritual understanding of a human only happens when they’ve bonded to something higher than themselves. When they’ve made contact with God.

That’s the other half of the really great pair of shoes you’re going to be a part of. When you’re connected to God with all your heart, with all of your being, you’re part of something spectacular. You’re part of something far greater – and far more eternal – than you can imagine.

The man that God might give you? He’s the added bonus. He’s the cute polka dots on the side, the silky scarf you found to match, the click-clacky sound that thrills you when you walk across the floor. He’s not what defines you. He’s what God decides to throw in when He’s ready. And he’ll match you perfectly. 

Until then, you’ve got a great pair of shoes to get you wherever God can take you – which is anywhere. With Him, you can encompass the world.

*Thanks to Leigh McLeroy for this awesome metaphor. I hope you don’t mind me taking that idea further, Leigh!

October 11, 2010

The Perfect Man

by Kelsey

So girls, have you heard? I have the perfect man! That’s right, He is amazing! I am so blessed to have Him; I can’t believe that He picked me. He told me that He has loved me forever. He is so great; He listens to me when I talk, and He always seems to know when I’m down. He is always there when I need Him. Even when I think I don’t need Him, He is there.

I have never been so in love before. He is the perfect man. And don’t take this the wrong way: I’m sure your guy’s great too, but he is not as great as mine.

Want to know who He is? He is Jesus Christ!

So, girls, are you jealous? Well, you should be; that jealousy is good. Jesus Christ is the perfect Man, and even better, He is your perfect Man. He is better than the best guy around. Jesus has loved us even before Creation. He is always there for us, and He listens to us every time. Even when we are wrong, He still listens. Girls, my Man is amazing! And He can be your man too!

Whenever we are having a bad day, He is here to comfort us. Even though we treat him awfully, He never leaves. I know that I get down because I don’t have a guy, but really, I should be amazed and forever grateful. I do have a man, and I don’t have to worry about Him leaving me when the going gets tough, and He isn’t going to get mad at me when I have mood swings, and He doesn’t look at other girls. I’m not trying to paint guys in a bad light, they are great! But you have to admit, they are not as amazing as Jesus.

Jesus is the perfect Man, and one day, if it is His will for you, He will give you a physical man. But for now, be content with having the best Man around – Jesus.