The Ultimate Blind Date!

Monday, February 21, 2000

   I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion.  I will betroth you in faithfulness, and you will  acknowledge the LORD.
    -- Hosea 2:19-20, New International Version

   Being betrothed, not much of a practice in this, the 21st Century.  None the less, well al know something about it.  Fairy tales, movies (Coming to America) and perhaps most memorably, the story of Mary and Joseph.  If you look into each situation, there seems to be a level of resistance in each.  Even today, this is the reason we choose to date whom we choose.  That is of course unless you are set up on a blind date.  The reason, it seems, for our apprehension in relying on a relationship someone else places before you is, well, you don't know what you're going to get.  Fear, was/is probably the ultimate reason.  We like to know what we are going to get, and further we want to be able to say yea, or nay.
    But hear the Good News, we do know what we are going to get with God.  More over, it seems God is the one taking a chance on us.  We are not the perfect "date" the perfect spouse(except of course my Amy).  God longs to be in a relationship so much, he gives His only Son so we might be able to enter into a relationship with Him.  When you search your heart, it will be hard pressed to find anyone that has or will do such a thing for you.  I God you have a keeper!  Therefore, if God would do such a thing for us, what is it that we can do in response?  The question may be mine, the answer is yours!

   Dear heavenly Father, God of compassion, please give me a more forgiving and sensitive heart. In addition, dear Father, please give me a faithful heart that will not stray from the pledges and vows I have made to you and to others. In Jesus' name I pray.Amen.