Do you ever feel emotionally moved and touched by a love story, or feel your eyes brimming with tears as you watch a movie about someones dreams coming true? I know, I know...a lot of people say that it's "only in the movies." Some people will even caution you to not get swept away by the unrealistic expectations these movies can create. But why do we experience such emotions, is it really all bad?
Want to know what I think? I think we were created by God to be loved and valued. I think that deep inside each one of us is a desire, placed by God, to be treasured and favored. I think that God created each one of us with a desire to be successful, confident, bold and fearless. I think the reason these movies and stories stir something inside of us is because we can see our hopes and dreams in them.
The problem isn't the emotions or the longings that get stirred inside of us. The problem is that we don't always look to Jesus to fulfill them. He is our answer to every longing and desire we have. Jesus is the answer to our happy ending.
Dear Frustrated Mother in the Parking Lot
8 hours ago