Religion. Its like being the wimpy, shy, awkward guy in high school who never stops trying to get the attention of the most beautiful girl on campus. But no matter how hard he tries, she never notices that he even exists. Exhausted & discouraged, the guy works even harder, hoping she will at least glance his way. But nothing changes. For all the attention he receives from her, they might as well be living on two separate planets.
Grace. Its like being that same wimpy, shy, awkward guy but instead of him working hard to get her attention, to everyone’s bewilderment, she is the one who loves and is pursuing him. Inflated with a blinding pride, he thinks he’s too good for her and so at first he resists her and tries to ignore her. Eventually though, after her relentless pursuit, he finally lets down his walls, opens up his heart, and invites her to marry him. Incredibly, she says yes to him. A wimpy guy and a radiant beauty.
The scandal is not over. Still puffed up with pride, he once again begins to ignore & neglect her. Thinking that he’s something else, he expects her to be doing all the serving, loving, & giving in this relationship. After all, he silently reasons, she is one lucky lady for getting him in the first place. In love with himself, he chooses success, reputation, and the image in the mirror over her. And yet, with an amazing love and grace, she continues to pursue him anyway…this wimpy, shy, awkward, proud, self-centered man she has loved from the beginning.
And then one day, a transformation occurs. Its as if he suddenly emerges from the fog of his delusion. For the first time, he realizes that he has had it all wrong. He is unworthy of her. She is more worthy than anything he could ever offer. He has always been a wimpy, shy, awkward guy. She, the most beautiful girl on campus. He deserves nothing from her. She deserves everything from him. With a changed heart, now fully realizing the depths of her love & grace, he begins to live differently. He pursues, loves, & pleases her with his whole heart. Not so that he can win her love but because he now understands that he has her love. He always has…and he always will.