Thursday, October 29, 2009
Our Deepest Love Lasts A Lifetime!
I wanted to share a story I came across yesterday although the author is unknown but the message is so beautiful I had to share it with you.
A humble, kind young man fell hopelessly in love at first sight with a lovely young woman. Though they were friends, she hardly took notice of his love for her because the man's face was horribly scarred. Months and then more months passed. The man sent declarations of his love to her, but each time his words were gently declined.
One sunny fall day, as the leaves on the trees were just beginning to change into glorious colors, they walked together in the park. The man asked the young woman, "Do you believe that marriages are made in heaven?"
She was caught off guard, and after a few minutes she answered, "Why yes. Do you?"
The man replied, "Most certainly. In heaven, you see, at the birth of each boy, God chooses which girl he should marry and also what afflictions we must overcome to bring forth the beautiful character He has put within us."
Looking deeply into the face of his beloved, the man continued, "When I was born, God pointed out my future bride." With tears in his eyes he said, "But her appearance was to be marred at birth. 'God.' I pleaded, 'let her be beautiful, I beg you. Give me the scars instead.'"
There was a stunned silence as she, for the first time, looked past his scarred face into the kindest, gentlest, and most loving eyes she had ever seen. The glory of revelation filled the young woman's soul as she had flashing glimpses of the marriage to be, which was once designed in heaven.
True love comes from the heart. Look past every outward appearance and find the treasure of pure character hidden deep within. There can be much more to a person than meets the eye. You'll find it when you seek the depths of another's soul by sharing you own.
Today's Tip: Call your significant other and let them know just how much they mean to you. Offer to take them to lunch, make them dinner, or even enjoy a hot cup of cocoa later as you sit by the fire. Don't take love for granted!