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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Am I Waiting For Someone That Isn't Real?

Tick, tock. Tick, tock. Tick, tock. The clock in the waiting room kept up the steady beat of ticking and tocking throughout the day. Rachel coughed loudly, but remembered in time to keep her arm over her mouth. Why did she have to get sick too? Frustrated, she sat hunched in the doctor's waiting room, drumming her fingers on the hard, cherry-colored wood that was the armrest of her chair. She twined her fingers into her shoulder-length brown hair, curling the locks around her shaking hands. Why was she always so cold but still sweating? A shiver coursed though her body.
I hope the doctor helps me! Rachel thought with anxiousness. Without giving me a shot!
It wasn't like she was going to die or anything, it was just that she didn't want her other family members to get sick too. But if she was sick enough to have to get a shot.....Rachel slumped in her chair again. Why couldn't the doctor make her better without giving her a shot? Sometimes things didn't make sense to the seven year old girl. Sighing, she drummed her fingers faster, the noise drowning out the doomed sounding ticking and tocking of the clock. Suddenly, the waiting room door burst open and a nurse burst into the room.
"Rachel? The doctor will see you now." She called to the girl.
Rachel's mother followed behind her daughter, gently nudging Rachel onward with her eyes.
The nurse led them into a room with one of those soft sitting tables and a chair for Rachel's mother. The nurse turned to Rachel's mom and said politely "The doctor will be in with you shortly." and then closed the door.

The doctor came in, gave Rachel her medicine, and told her she'd be fine in a couple days or so.

Even though all these other thoughts ran though Rachel's mind, she never once thought "Oh, maybe there isn't really a doctor in the room! What if I'll be sick forever and ever?!" That would be ridiculous to assume that, right?

If they went to a doctor's office, you would expect to see a doctor, right?

The mother never would have given the girl a false hope that a doctor could have made her better if she knew that there was no doctor. That would be almost cruel, wouldn't it?

Here's another story that is also the same thing:

They said they'd come. They said it a million times! Okay, not a million, but pretty close! Okay, Okay, not pretty close to a million, but they said they'd come! But why are they late? There wasn't a clock in the room, so Jessica didn't know what time it was, and she once again wished she had brought her watch to keep track of time. She grabbed another blue string that served as a decoration and stuffed it up by the unmoving ceiling fan, making the room look more party-ready. Samuel will come before they do if they don't hurry up! Jessica thought with a tad of annoyance at her friends. Suddenly, she heard a knock at her front door and rushed to it with hope in her heart. Yes! There were Peter, Matty, and Gretchen, all standing at the door! Jessica's friends had agreed to assist her in decorating and celebrating Samuel's 16th birthday, and now they were here! After giving Matty and Gretchen hugs and Peter a handshake, Jessica and her pals started preparing for Samuel's party. Other people would come soon, but Jessica had wanted her best friends to help her with preparing for Samuel's party. After all, how often do people turn 16? Peter blew up the balloon, Matty decorated the tables in the dinning room, basement, and living room. Gretchen busied herself preparing the food and drinks for the guests, while Jessica herself worked on the birthday cake. She had been saving it for him, and had even protected it from her sugar-hungry brothers. With the help of her friends, Samuel's party was all prepared and the guests started arriving. When Samuel walked in the door, he had no idea that he was going to have a surprise birthday party! And the cake Jessica had made was especially delicious.

Jessica never doubted that Samuel would come, and even though she had to save the cake a few times, she kept it perfect for just the right moment. And no one ever said "Because you are keeping it a secret from him, he won't come! You saved the cake for nothing!" NO! That would be ridiculous, to say the least. Remember that list of requirements we talked about? (If not, click here) That is what we are looking for in our Prince Charming or Knight.

But does that person really exist?
All the examples are just allegories, but what about the "real deal"?

Here are 3 reasons why I believe that my Prince (who fits all my "need" standards) is real:

1. I See Evidence in the Bible

The whole story of Ruth and Boaz is a beautiful one. Naomi, her husband, and her two sons lived in Bethlehem, but because of a famine, they went to Moab. Then Naomi's husband died, and so did her two sons. The famine in Bethlehem was gone, and so Naomi decided to return to her hometown. Her two daughter-in-laws, Orpah and Ruth, can stay in Moab or go with Naomi to Bethlehem. Orpah decides to stay, but Ruth, in honor of her dead husband and for Naomi, stays with her mother-in-law. Because woman couldn't own land, Ruth had to go and gather grain from other people's fields, so Ruth went to gather grain from a field owned by a man named Boaz. It turns out that they are related because Boaz was related to Ruth's late husband, and so, as was custom, Boaz took Ruth as his wife. He didn't have to because another relative had a right to marry Ruth first, but he didn't want to lose his inheritance so he refused to help Ruth. Boaz, like a gallant knight, came to Ruth's rescue and treated her kindly. Did you know that Ruth and Boaz are in Jesus' family tree (see Matthew 1:5), and Ruth is one of four woman mentioned in the family tree? Cool, hu? Gallant men are out there!

But wait, this is in Bible times, so does it apply to today?
I still think it does, and here's reason number 2:

2. I See Evidence Today

What? You mean today?! In the 21st century? Ha! You're joking, right?
Nope! Not at all!
Leslie and Eric Ludy both lived "set apart" lives. They didn't joke about dating. That kind of relationship means a lot to them and they took it seriously. Leslie waited for her Prince Charming to come but didn't let that hinder her from serving the LORD. Eric followed (and still does) the LORD and didn't try to gain the attention of girls. His focus was (and is) on God. God honored that in both of them, and brought them together. Now, 15 years and 4 children later, they are still happily married and sharing their testimony with others to encourage them (see for more information)! They even write songs together, including "Faithfully" (! Cool, hu?

3. I See A Want For It

Nobody wants to marry someone they hate or think is less than the requirements, right? People want to be loved; it's how we are created! People want someone to talk to; it's how we are "wired" (if I may use the term). People don't want to spend the rest of their lives with someone that is not respectful, mean, and just all around discouraging. People want someone that is the perfect person for them, that's why they created dating websites like eHarmony, Match, and Chemistry, right? They wouldn't have created those websites if they knew that no one would use them! They saw a "need" (it was really a want, not a need), and they met it with those websites. People want people who love, respect, and cherish them, but they rarely wait for that person to come in God's timing. Instead, they try to take things into their own hands, and that might work out, for some, but it would had been 1,000 times better if God had done it and not them. What is more special, a relationship that was planned by a computer company that you don't even know much about or a relationship that was planned by the all powerful, all knowing, all loving God who created you, knows everything about you, and knows your thoughts before you even think of them? The answer should be blindingly obvious. And guess what! HE knows everything about everyone in the whole world, past, present, and future! So HE knows who would be the "perfect match" for you!

So, are you "Waiting for someone that isn't real?" NO!!! God has a story for you, and, like Mr. and Mrs. Ludy say "Give the pen to HIM!" Don't try to write the story yourself, but trust in the all knowing, all powerful, and all loving God!!!!

Keep waiting faithfully!

Isaiah 40:31 (NASB) "Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary."

Wait for the LORD and HIS timing; you won't be disappointed! :)

Princess Catherine ~*~

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post, Princess Catherine! I enjoyed it!

    ~Princess Gloria