Howdy, everyone!  It’s been a bit of a slow blogging week for me, but here’s a recap of last night.  We met at the Maisen’s house for pot roast, veggies, and crackers and caught up with each other for a bit.  The guys went to go help with the Harris’s move once again while the ladyfolk kept up with the chillens.   Not an extremely exciting meeting, but one where we were able to be the body and help each other out.

What?  Vampires?  What makes you think I’m going to say anything about vampires?   Well, if you insist…

Think about infatuation for a moment.  What are some of the things a person says to someone they are infatuated with?  How about:

I can’t live without you.
Apart from you, life has no meaning.
You’re perfect.
I’ll die if you leave me.

This of course makes me think of the Twilight series, which I have actually read and enjoyed.  But if you aren’t really involved in the story, the number of times Bella and Edward say these types of things really makes you want to vomit.  I have several teenage friends on facebook, and whenever they have this kind of stuff in their status updates, I want to laugh, groan, and cry at the same time.  It’s a normal part of life and a normal part of relationships, but infatuation with any person on Earth eventually fades.

Now just like we did with the secular songs, take those statements and think about saying them to Jesus.  What was once cloying and saccharin becomes holy and pure.  It brings to mind 1 Corinthians 13:12

Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. (NLT)

Infatuation in an earthly relationship is temporary and incomplete, but “infatuation” with Christ the real deal.