We all have favorite movies that we can recommend to our friends to watch. Some are keen to dramas, some on sci-fi movies and others. Few years back then, I watched a heavy drama that I've already memorized some of the lines of it or "hugot lines" that until now, it is still being used by most people who watched it. The movie title was "One More Chance".
Who would have thought that sometimes, movies can be a wake up call for us. It somehow awakens our awareness, our deepest longing for relationships and inner most desires of our hearts.
This year, another sequel of the film "A Second Chance", that tells us the continuation of Popoy's and Basha's love story. I'm not going to tell the whole story but I would like to share one of the lines I like most in the film.
"I love you even when it hurts"
It is natural for us to love someone who is lovable but to love the unlovable could be a different story. Have you experienced loving someone who doesn't love you back?. We thought it could be love but when tough times come, we realized it is not that just easy to love someone because to love someone is to be more vulnerable to the person, thus there will be a chances for us get hurt.
It's easy to love when it's comfortable, when it's favorable and when we know that the other person has the same interest as you or for the women, when the man showered you with flowery phrases that makes your heart beat a little too fast. It's easy to love when we are happy. It's easy to start loving someone but to continue to love them even when it hurts is another part of the story.
How it is difficult to continue loving someone even when it hurts. We can do everything for the person we love, we can give them everything we have but time will come, our hearts will give up. And it's humanly impossible to love even when it hurts when we don't know whom to look at, and so we look for Jesus as the best example.
Jesus has an agape love for us. That he laid down his life for us, that even he knows it would hurt him most, he made the sacrifice, he died on the cross, his blood was shed on it - giving his life for us so that we can obtain the freedom of salvation that is waiting for us.
"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13
"But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8
Do you know how much God loves us?
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16
With Jesus' example of love for us, we will be able to love the unlovable and love even when it hurts.
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