Evidently, if you want to write a screenplay for a "chick flick" kind of movie, the plot is not difficult to figure out. It's the same formula over and over. Names change. Lead actors change. Movie titles change. Locations change. But we women seem to love the same theme over and over again.
You have two people who meet and fall in love. Although their love is deep and real, some difficulties arise between them. The guy (always the guy) allows this woman to get away. At the very last second, when it is almost too late, the guy comes to his senses and then he literally climbs mountains, swims oceans, walks on burning coals of fire.. JUST TO HAVE HER. Before you send me emails about over generalization, think about it girls. Why do we want that "I cannot live without you and I will pay any price to have you" moment? Why do we want/need that? Why do so few of us get it?
I get to talk to and hear from hundreds of women. Some single, some married, some divorced, some widowed. At the core of their being, I believe many of them are starving for that kind of love.
They want someone, anyone, somewhere, somehow to love them so much, SO MUCH, that nothing is too high a price, nothing will keep him from doing what needs to be done so that the two of them can be together forever. In the movies, the guy realizes that losing the love of his life, losing this once-in-a-lifetime kind of love would be the stupidest thing he ever did. So he does whatever he needs to do. He swallows his pride. He climbs mountains. He changes his life. He gives up his friends. HE GIVES UP EVERYTHING TO HAVE THIS WOMAN. EVERY. SINGLE. THING.
It rarely happens of course. Real life is not the movies. In real life, the guy who says he loves you more than he loves his wife... doesn't leave her for you. IN REAL LIFE, the husband who takes you for granted, keeps taking you for granted no matter how you plead with him not to. The guy who says he will love you tomorrow if you give him what he wants today.. doesn't love you tomorrow. You wait for a chick flick movie ending - but it never comes.
OR DOES IT?
I HAVE FINALLY UNDERSTOOD.. IN THE DEEPEST PLACE OF MY HEART.. THAT..the kind of love we need can never be found in another human being. We were created to be loved in a higher way. A longer way. A more authentic way.
It's not a movie. It's real. It's true. It's forever.
I have been brokenhearted and disappointed by people who said they loved me but let me walk away. People who have walked away even though I loved them with every ounce of my heart. Have you?
The love we are seeking has a name. His name is Jesus. HE is the love I crave and need. He will never leave. He will never forsake me. Or you.
He gave up more than everything to have you. He gave up His throne in heaven. He gave up His perfection. He let ALMIGHTY GOD pour out His ALMIGHTY ANGER AT YOU.. on Him.
This is not a movie.
This is real life.
This song is older, not the best sound... but says it perfectly.
Listen if you want to.