Falling in Love with You…

Last night I needed to unwind from a busy week of learning, growing, and working.  It has been a long time since we’ve all sat down together as a family and watched a movie.  The selection of choice? 17Again, starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry. Have you seen it yet? Let me give you a little synopsis and then watch it if you haven’t, I highly recommend it.


Matthew Perry portrays a man who is on the verge of loosing his wife and children because he’s too busy living in his past of should have’s, could have’s, and would have’s.  He does indeed get a second chance, but not in the way you’d think. In a bizarre way, which is the plot of the story, his focus shifts from himself to that of his family. In a beautifully, well done ending, he remembers exactly the first time he saw his wife, falling in love with her, and ultimately the moment he proposed to her. Rediscovering these things along the way allows the love in his heart, for his wife and his family, to be stirred and for those flames to burn ever so brightly.  Only then can he start living in the here and now.

So what’s the big deal?

Let me tell you, it’s not only the man who can forget his first love, it’s also the woman.  Like anything else, relationships take work. Marriage takes work.  Vows take work.  And all to easily we can fall into a trap or get distracted when we let hurt build up, or when we don’t communicate.

This same thing can happen in our relationship with Jesus Christ.  Do we do it on purpose?  Most likely not, but we can get caught up in the work, or serving, or even the law, and take our eyes off the One who Loves us.

Do you remember the first time you heard about Jesus Christ and the sacrifice that he paid for you?  Do you remember how it made you feel?  Do you remember your first love with Him?

I hope you do. I do.  Some of the first verses I memorized were from Song of Solomon… “my beloved is mine and I am His.”  From Zephaniah, “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing,”

His love for me (and for you) is beyond my understanding, it cannot be measured.  The thought of it takes my breath away.

If you have forgotten your first love with your spouse or your Savior, stop and ask Him to remind you; fall in love all over again…he’s waiting for you too.

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About Vicki L. Moag

Author Vicki L. Moag grew up in the mountains of Pennsylvania with a love for music and the outdoors. Now, whether singing in a choir, the congregation, or teaching children, she finds a way to share her love of music with others. She currently resides with her family in South Carolina, where they enjoy countless adventures together.


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