by Heather Tietz
Whom not having known you love; in whom, though now you don’t see him, yet believing, you rejoice greatly with joy unspeakable and full of glory— receiving the result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:8-9
Psychologist Neil Clark Warren accumulated his thirty-five years of research into one of the world’s largest match-making websites, E-harmony. The site is based on the belief that matching foundational values and characteristics of people will lead to lasting relationships. Thousands take the site’s questionnaire each day. Thousands marry every week, thanks to the site.
We have a soulmate too. Jesus. He is our compatible match. He shares our foundational values: loving God, and loving others with the same eagerness that we love ourselves. The core traits Jesus has, we eagerly emulate: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. Like any passionate love, we have invited Him into our heart. The thought of Him puts a lightness in our step, a peace in our limbs, a smile on our face. He is on our mind. We are looking forward to spending time with Him, praising Him, telling Him our stories, giving Him our ailments and our dilemmas to fix. We are eager for His comfort. He look forward to the day when we can feel His presence all the time.
There are love letters waiting just for you. Be sure to spend a moment soaking up Jesus’ words for you and feeling loved.