First love is, abandoning all for a love that abandons all. I heard this somewhere.
It’s how we feel when we first fall in love. We can’t spend enough time with one another, hang on every word, believe it all . . .
We abandon all, until the excitement dims into the mundane, and one day we find ourselves asking the one who gave us shivers to take out the trash and stop hogging the bed. And we wonder how it happened.
We lose the freshness and the presence.
Somehow time, people, and responsibilities took first place.
It can be the same when we experience Jesus for the first time. I remember looking up at my Love at first sight. I needed to be shackled. I was reckless and zealous in declaring my love and had to tell everyone within reach. Every. One.
The image of life faded into the deep wash of grace. Of course, I had to tell someone!
Are we still as passionate about our relationship with Christ, or do we need to rekindle our first love?
You may have been bruised by life and fallen out of love with the One who abandoned all for you. Or maybe you haven’t met yet. I’d love to be matchmaker . . . wink.
If you allow Him to court you, He will bring gifts. Jewels of faith. He will whisper unfailing love into your ear, and come on bended knee to ask you to spend the rest of your life with Him.
His rival comes courting and does all he can to rob us of our deep devotion and complicate our relationship with Jesus. We get caught up in intellectualizing the Bible instead of receiving just the simple beauty of His love letter.
At the end of the day, and at the end of our life, only one relationship will matter. The one with the Redeemer.
Revisit your sacred moment.
Jesus, restore to us the excitement of first holy glance.
I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and patient endurance. But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first. Look how far you have fallen from your first love. Turn back to Me. Revelation 2:2, 4-5