Monday, November 2, 2009

Love at first sight?

Lately I have been pondering the there such a thing as love at first sight? I'm not talking about the, "Oh my gosh, he is so hot, I think I'm in love type of love at first sight." I'm talking about the honest to goodness, inexplicable, real love type of love at first sight. These days I tend to lean more towards yes than no. As it turns out, I am a hopeless romantic. The more my heart seeks after the Lord, the more I figure out who I am in Him and the more I realize that this is just part of who I am and I actually think that's pretty great. But it's not just being a hopeless romantic that makes me think that love at first sight is legit. I will try to explain...

Jesus loved us the moment he thought of us. The very second we were conceived he loved us more than we could ever fathom. In other words, Jesus loved us at first sight and continues to love us even now that our ugly, sinful sides have been exposed for everyone to see. Now, here's where I pull this altogether. As Christians, we are supposed to seek after Christ and try to live as He did as a human on Earth. Our purpose is to be as much like Jesus as possible so that our lives are a testament of His grace and love. So, if we are constantly trying to align our hearts with Christ and love others as Jesus did, then it would seem to me that love at first sight is very possible and you could even go so far as to say, a commandment. If we are to love our neighbours as ourselves, then it would seem that love at first sight should really happen on a daily basis. Thoughts?

I do realize that this is maybe a different kind of love at first sight than the more well-known romantic type of love at first sight, and for the record, I believe in that too (for similar, but more lengthly to explain reasons). Maybe I will write a book about it :)

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