October 5, 2011
“Love can’t be bought, love can’t be sold—it’s not to be found in the marketplace.” Song of Songs (Solomon) 8:8 (The Message Bible)
I have single friends who say, “I’ve had a husband—I don’t need to start over and train another one.” Others are on-line with dating services, often discouraged from the lack of candidates that fit into their expectations. But they keep pulling up the website, hoping Mr. Right will appear.
I didn’t realize how much I needed a companion until I didn’t have one. During the time that I thought I wanted to be single, I attended a spirit-filled conference and went home to an empty home—no one to share the experiences I’d had. Sadness sucked the joy right out of my spirit.
After God created Adam, he saw the need for man to have a suitable companion and created woman. It’s natural for us to want a companion, too. In some cases, it’s the love we have for close friends that can’t be bought. For many of us, it’s the love of a good spouse we’d never sell.
Dear Creator of life, I give you thanks for the gift of love. Amen