I have always LOVED the Disney cartoons, the fairy tales of "happily ever afters." Even as an adult, I can find myself caught up in the story lines of "true love," "good versus evil" and "good always winning in the end." We all want a "prince" to save the day.
Some of us in this world have been blessed to find that special man, we like to call our "prince charming," however, you can have the best relationship, and still not have the "dream." The reality is that the fairy tales don't exist. They are just fun little stories that send us off into dreamland, an escape to the cruelty that this world often dishes out. There will always be sickness, bills and hurt feelings...
There will always be sin in this world...
Until of course the one true PRINCE of PEACE decides to return, one day. I may not believe in fairy tales, but I do believe in a very happy ending one day. There are some days I may want to question, days I doubt, days I am even angry at God, yet at the end of the day I have a choice. To believe or not believe.
I choose to believe.
I have to, for FAITH is the only thing that sees me through on the rough days. It is the only thing that helps me celebrate on the good ones.
I may type little posts that make it sound like I have the perfect life. I have a blessed life, but it is far from perfect. My kids are considered good kids, yet they still have moments when they fight, talk back and totally embarrass me to death. The hubby, is known to be a man of God, with a great big heart, yet he can be forgetful, lazy and even selfish at times. As for me? I am about as imperfect as you can get. I can worry more than anyone I know, be selfish with my time and hold a grudge for like forever. There is a stack of bills sitting on my table as I type. I have a job that can be stressful. I have allergies like you would not believe. The laundry is piled high, there are dishes in the sink and I can't remember the last time doggie had a bath. By the smell of her, it has been too long. Oh, and there was that little white lie I told the other day...
We are an imperfect family, living in an imperfect world, moving along one day at a time. We just have something that many people, sadly, don't have...
The knowledge of how to get a fairytale ending after all.
We choose to have HOPE.
I choose to believe that my prince charming is none other than Jesus Christ himself. And He might not save me from today's grief, but He did save my heart. And that, my friends, is the true love story. A true Valentine message.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life."
So, I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Valentine's Day! May it be filled with blessings of LOVE and HOPE of a very "happily ever after."
Oh, and if you want to know more about my TRUE PRINCE, let me know. I would love to tell you about Him.