Monday, August 6, 2012


I know a family who is in the middle of a honeymoon with God right now. God just walked up to them one day and introduced Himself and has been dazzling them ever since. It takes my breath away to watch them!

Honeymoon with God? That’s right. He’s the ultimate romantic. He thought up romance. Throughout the Bible, God describes Himself as a husband, a lover, a pursuer. The whole idea of being “ambushed by God” is really just noticing and celebrating the surprise-love-gifts He gives.

I had a text-message from one of these honeymooners recently. It went like this:

“Awesome, awesome and more awesome…God just stole my heart! I just saw a whale 25 feet from the ferry. How does He know that I love whales? Oh, right – ‘cause He is GOD!”

Right. He’s God. He made you and He knows exactly what will make you catch your breath in wonder and fill you with joy. When He made this Honeymooner (the one on the ferry), He must have said to Himself, “This one will love My whales! They will make her happy, like they make Me happy. When she sees them, she and I will be happy together!”

This is the Love worth living - or dying - for. This is what that strange, homesick feeling that you can't put your finger on is all about. Love is what you were made for, it's the purpose in life, and Love has a name: Jesus.

"Someone or something has romanced us from the beginning with creek-side singers and pastel sunsets, with the austere majesty of snow-capped mountains and the poignant flames of autumn colors telling us of something - or someone - leaving, with a promise to return. These things can, in an unguarded moment, bring us to our knees with longing for this something or someone who is lost; someone or something only our heart recognizes."

(from "The Sacred Romance" by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge)

As for me, He knows He can ambush me with just about anything. Currently, it’s little wisps of baby hair, missing front teeth on a growing boy and a shelf full of just-canned salmon…

...oh, and watching others being love-ambushed!

Many waters cannot quench love,
nor can rivers drown it.
If a man tried to buy love
with all his wealth,
his offer would be utterly scorned.
Song of Solomon 8:7 (NLT)

Ambushed by God and loving it
(and back from a long blog-absence because I have a new Love in my world - my newest son!),