I watched a movie yesterday that I found absolutely abhorrent. It was one of the type of chick flicks that I can’t stand. You know, where everyone sleeps with everyone and then they all think they love each other but everything is so complicated and they are so confused and lost so they just get drunk the whole time and sleep together some more. That’s a pretty basic summary of the movie. I found it offensive and what bothers me the most about this and other Hollywood “chick flicks” is that this is how they portray love. Sure, love is 1)Meet someone and have chemistry 2)Sleep together the first night 3)Think you’re in love 4)Deal with all the complicated bull crap that steps 1-3 have caused. Hollywood and the world rams this theology of love down our throat all the time. I’m certain you don’t need to read me lecturing you on how sex isn’t love. That actually wasn’t the purpose of this post.
Though I hated the movie, it served to remind me of the human condition at its worst without God. This is how our lives look without a Savior. We look for love in all the wrong places and we wander aimlessly, confused about our purpose. The was another thing going on in the movie. The characters had no idea what they wanted to do in life or who they wanted to be. And they couldn’t seem to decide if they wanted to be with each other or not. I thought about this movie more and realized that God has rescued me from similar things in my past. I can’t tell you how many times I was in a pit of my own causing. How many times did I chase the wrong kind of love or take actions that confused love’s meaning in my mind? It’s definition time. God is Love. End of story. You want to understand what Love is? Gaze upon His face. (Figuratively) Run into His arms. (Literally) Love is not sex. Love is not anything this world will tell you it is. I don’t often like to think about the past, but sometimes it is good to be reminded of what God rescued you from. Boy, did He ever rescue me. There isn’t a day when He doesn’t save me.