July 13, 2011

Forgotten Treasures by T. L. Wiens

He didn't hide the tears as he pleaded with her. "I love you. Why am I not enough? I'll do anything for you."
Her face remained hard. With her gaze fixed on some far away object, she refused to answer his question.
I watched from a distance wondering what brought these two people to this place. Where would they end up? His pleas seemed wasted.
How many times does Jesus Christ play out the same scenario? The church couldn't ask for a more perfect groom and yet she often rejects her one and only true love. Jesus showed His love to the point of dying to save His bride. The Church continues to seek after other lovers--lovers that will hurt her in the end.
Galatians 5:19-21 tells us, "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." The church has embraced so many of these unacceptable things as normal, absolving their guilt with excuses like every one's doing it, we can't judge or it isn't loving to confront sin.
How long will our groom wait fro His bride to figure out the truth?
The young man carries the girl off. Her attentions are still somewhere else but he's determined to win her back. I hope she realizes this man that is willing to forgive so much and love her is a rare gem.

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