50 First Dates
Remember the movie “50 First Dates “with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler ? Drew Barrymore’s character lost her short term memory so every day was a brand new day. The challenge is that she also doesn’t remember that she is in love with Adam Sandler’s character, so he has to win her heart anew everyday. Such a great film.
My friends and I were discussing the movie and the parallel of the story with our spiritual journey. What? No, seriously - let’s take an Outside of Ordinary look:
Remember our verse in Lamentations last week? The Bible tells us that God’s mercies are new every morning ( we get a do over). And in Psalm 103 we are told that God has removed our sins as far as the east is from the west (clean slate).
Our very human minds are convinced that we carry the burden of our past mistakes with wherever we go but as you can see that is not truth.
The truth is that not only are we forgiven, our sins are erased and forgotten. Everyday God pours His love on our life in a fresh way and every day we get to bask in His UNCONDITIONAL love.
…He knows us best, He loves us best and there’s NOTHING that can separate from that love (Romans 8:31). Now that’s an Outside of Ordinary love story!