A Love Story

a love affair

It’s true, I’ve fallen in love.

Maybe not in the traditional sense; but it’s left me  alive and breathless. It has left me expectant as to what this new found love will mean for me and my future. It’s left me excited; my heart is full of the possibilities, the hope, the sheer joy.

People talk about meeting someone; about having a chance encounter that leaves them forever changed. As if the world around them has shifted on its axis. It’s an encounter that only the two involved know and feel. Oddly, the rest of the world doesn’t seem to notice. They don’t seem to realise the magnitude of what has just happened.

It is the change in the tide. The line drawn between who you were and who you are now. It is the mark you’ll make on your own personal time line; and you’ll look back on that moment and know:

That is when everything changed.

You see, I had an encounter just like this. In September 2013. When I met Yeshua. I say ‘met’ as if it was this polite, arranged meeting. It wasn’t anything like that. No. It was more like I had a hurricane wind propelling me; and the direction it was taking me had been ordained by God Himself. It wasn’t exactly on my list of things to do that day, in fact, I didn’t even see it coming. But on that day, I flew straight into the arms of Yeshua with such force that it left me utterly winded…and changed.

Forever.

Two years on and I am still trying to catch my breath. It has been an adventure of epic proportions. Tales too many to tell. So much has changed, yet everything is still the same. I have the same job, same house. Everything is as it was the day my life changed.

Except me.

Something so intensely deep within me has completely changed, so much so, that when I look in the mirror, I no longer see the person I used to be. Now when I face the mirror, the reflection staring back at me is in a process of transformation. Slowly but surely, I am changing and yet returning to who I have always hoped to be. Not famous. Not Miss Popular. Not Beauty Queen, but me.

Average, flawed, wonderfully me.

It has only been after this chance encounter, only after embarking on this love affair with my King that I have had the privilage of this journey.

I am forever changed, forever in love, with my King.

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