What do I want more than anything else?
Happiness, safety, comfort, health, wealth? Yes, I want all of these.
But one thing above all others?
Yes, there is one thing.
I want--we all want--this:
What a man desires is unfailing love.--Proverbs 19:22
Yes, that's it.
I want to be loved without hesitation or interruption, no matter whether I am good, or cranky, or even downright evil.
I want a lover I cannot wear down, ever.
I want a companion who comes back time after blessed time, no matter what I do.
Because I know that no other love is love at all.
Love that even hints at an end is just a brief stroke from a generous hand. It's negotiation. It is a dream.
Love has one impossible, defining characteristic.
Love never fails.--1 Corinthians 13:8
In a human world, love always fails.
I want a lover who loves me, not because of who I am, but in spite of it.
I need this kind of love because without unfailing love, I will fall, completely and disastrously.
And I can find this kind of love, but I have only one option. No man, no child, no friend can give it.
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know that this love surpasses knowledge..--Ephesians 3:17-19
No person can truly love, but Christ can, surpassing reason and knowledge, rising above flesh and blood, walking out of the grave and taking my hand so He can show me the way home.
That is what I want.