All of it. That’s what happens to me when I experience something like I did yesterday.
The Thrill of the Pursuit.
If you know me, you probably think I’m talking about the rush I get walking into the treasure mecca of a thrift store. And while that is absolutely true, yesterday’s symptoms were the result of something much more valuable than finding the perfect furniture re-do project.
MUCH more valuable.
Because the Pursuit is Someone else’s and the object is a precious human soul. And I had the rare privilege of witnessing and hearing about this thrilling Pursuit from the beautiful woman who is experiencing this sacred wooing.
I will not share a name or the specific details. It is her blossoming love story to tell. But let me say this: it is one of the most glorious things I’ve ever seen.
Jesus madly, deeply, truly loves this woman and is stopping at nothing to glean her attention. He is dropping love notes of circumstance and whispering sweet somethings into her opening ears. He is becoming more obvious in His advances toward her and she is becoming breathless with the anticipation of what will happen next in this budding romance.
She is on the precipice of beginning a relationship with the Lover of her soul. Her eyes sparkle with the realization that she is being pursued. Her excitement and laughter mimic a girl who is falling fast for the Boy she thought was unattainable until now. Her joy is contagious.
The Thrill of the Pursuit has never been more real. It’s like watching a story unfold, the details still a mystery, but the ending a happily ever after. Make that an eternal happily ever after.
I was not the matchmaker in this epic romance. I only just met the future bride. But I am thankful beyond words for the sweet privilege of being let in on the magic.
Jeremiah 29:13 – You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all of your heart.
Song of Songs 6:3 – I am my beloved’s and he is mine….
Genesis 3:8-9 – (God’s pursuit of Adam and Eve)
Acts 9 – (Paul’s encounter with Jesus)