Two years ago in South Africa, I lost all hope in luck and coincidence when my friend Jenna told me that God loves to romance His bride.
When a man loves a woman, he romances her — he buys her flowers, tells her she’s beautiful, writes her a love letter, prepares a candlelight dinner, tells her he loves her. His selfless acts of romancing remind his bride that he is there and he does love her.
Why would God be any different? We are the bride of Christ, the greatest love of God. God is the King of romance, and He created love. Why then would He not want to romance His greatest love?
The warmth of the sun on your face, a cool summer breeze, the fuchsia rhododendron outside my window, an inexpressibly beautiful sunrise or sunset, an encouraging note from a friend, an unexpected hug, a compliment or smile from a courteous stranger, a song that makes you feel alive, a shooting star, a walk through the park, on a beach, or up a mountain, and all those little “coincidences”: a stranger pays for your coffee, no traffic on your morning commute, you find the exact thing you need when you need it.
I don’t believe anything is a coincidence. The world is too intricately designed in such a delicate weave for anything to happen so randomly. Though we cannot see God face to face, I do believe He romances us in ways that are obvious and wonderful, but we usually dismiss them as good luck or a fabulous day of superb coincidental happenings. Our God is very purposeful and very in love with His creation. It would be a shame to miss the romancing of our Savior because we thought it all happened by chance.
God wants to romance you. He wants to declare His love for you in every big and small way. Remember next time you feel the sun warming your face, or the cool breeze in the shade on a hot day, that God loves His bride and wants good things for her.
He loves you more than you could ever ask or imagine.