“Will you die for him? WILL YOU DIE FOR HIM?”
The words were meant to be remembered by anyone watching the 1988 movie The Seventh Sign. Actress Demi Moore, playing a mother desperate to give birth, is faced with having to give her life for the life of her child. In the agony of “life versus love” she reaches out her hand to touch the tip of the baby’s finger…and he lives.
Love is what keeps us sane and drives us crazy. Love is at the root of all sacrifice: Giving up something you love, for something you love more. Love was at the heart of all creation and is the very essence and existence of our God.
I thought I knew love as a child, loving my parents, grandparents, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Then as a teenager I thought love might kill me as I loved with an innocent heart and love was not returned. When I fell in love with my husband, I discovered the definition of a true soul mate. But when I gave birth to my son, a love took control of my heart like I could not fathom would ever exist. It was and is a gentle, tearful, ferocious love that changed the very core of my being. Would I die for him? I hope I never have to. But, would I die for him? Yes I would!
If you’ve experienced that kind of love you know what I mean. If you have never felt love that intense, you are not alone. There are women all over the world who know exactly how you feel. And they hurt just as you do. But there is still someone who sees your heart and wants to give you the unconditional love you may have never had. Would he die for you? He already did. Much like the movie, he reached out his hands in the final showdown of “life versus love”. Now all you have to do is let him touch you…and you will live.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
1 Corinthians 13: 4-6 (NIV)
The same God who loves his girls, gives us chocolate.