Every girl dreams of one day meeting Prince Charming. We each have our own idea of what our prince will look like. Although we know that he doesn’t exist, we still hold on to the hope that he’s out there. We think that maybe, if we kiss enough frogs, one day we will meet our prince. We long to feel loved and wanted. We want to feel beautiful and special. We want someone who will understand the way we think and how we are feeling. We want our prince to always be well-mannered and thoughtful of others. We want him to know our innermost thoughts, without actually having to tell him what they are. We want a provider and protector. We want him to be sensitive yet strong. We want him to be a good listener and enjoy deep conversations. Not only do we want him to “get” us, but we want him to express his feelings to us, also. And when we finally find someone who makes us feel this way, we will do nearly anything to keep him. And for a while, we will be happy.
Then one day, your dreams are crushed and you realize that your prince is not a prince at all.
There will be occasions when you get a glimpse of him, but many times you will look at your man and wonder where your prince has gone.
We will never find an earthly prince that will be able to fulfill the hopeless romantic in us all. The more we allow our happiness to depend on our “prince”, the more we will be disappointed. There is no man who can meet that need.
There is only one prince that will be able to fulfill all our needs. You won’t find him in a movie or on the cover of a magazine. There is a Prince who loves you. He knows your thoughts before you do. He thinks you are beautifully and wonderfully made. He knows you inside and out and has just been waiting for you to surrender your heart to him, to fully surrender your whole being. He has already surrendered His life for you. It’s hard to accept all the love he has for us. We can’t fathom this kind of love. It’s not something we are familiar with.
We sing this song:
Jesus, Lover of my soul,
Jesus, I will never let you go
You’ve taken me from the miry clay
You’ve set my feet upon the Rock, and now I know.
I love you, I need you,
Though my world may fall, I’ll never let you go
My Saviour, my closest friend,
I will worship you until the very end.
If we allow Christ to be the lover of our soul, we will never be disappointed. He will always be there when we need him and He will never be late. He will fill the void in our hearts if we let Him.