Feelings of excitement and mystery go hand and hand with romance. Deep inside the human heart, passion is ignited by a spark, triggering previously unknown emotions. Curiosity, flirting and love set the scene for a romantic interlude.
After this experience fades, a void is left behind. Within the DNA of mankind, there is a relational component often neglected by individuals. Subsequently, human beings attempt to recreate interludes of the past, usually without success. One of the side effects of romance are rash decisions, like that of Sarah in Genesis 16:1-5, putting any chance for romance on thin ice.
Just as men and women long for one another, God yearns for intimacy with his children. While teaching his disciples, Jesus refers to pursuing the Lord with the same level of commitment as a romantic interlude, Matthew 16:24-26. Sometimes in life you have to take a chance, risking humility to pursue the desires of your heart. May the hope of John 3:16-17 inspire you to drawn near to God, James 4:8, like a romantic interlude.
by Jay Mankus