Wednesday, March 31, 2010
After our conversation with George (our mentoring project) yesterday and then talking with some of the ladies who could be possible connections for this good-looking bachelor, I was again reminded of an all-too-common dilemma among singles. After searching for a special someone for an extended period of time, the process turns into a what reminds me of a shopping trip with my daughter. She goes in the store with an idea of what she wants, browsing the racks and sometimes stopping to pull something out and look at it, but never really trying anything on or considering it too much. When the sales person tries to show her an idea of something that she thinks would be attractive, she shoos her away and keeps perusing, never entertaining the thought she could be missing out on a "new look." I encourage her to "just try a few things on because it might surprise you." But, she just keeps going from store to store with the same technique and then gets frustrated and declares she is done and ready to leave.
So, we find this same "shopping mentality" with a lot of singles. They have their "list" of what they are looking for. We know for the guys physical attributes are usually first on the list - well, we know God wired them to be visual. So, after talking with George, we found he too has fallen into this pattern of perusing the racks and not really "trying it on." After coming up with some mutually-agreed-upon possibilities, I encouraged George to start by inviting these gals to coffee and then following up with a few more get-togethers. Because, we have heard so many married couples tell us that there were no sparks at all when they first met. But after getting together several times, they were able to really get to know each other and the heart connection was made... boom! ...the chemistry exploded! So George has his assignment and we're praying he can keep his heart and mind open to these ladies he will be meeting in the next few weeks and make a real connection and leave his browsing days behind:) We'll keep you updated on his progress.
By the way, we're still searching for candidates for George, so point any possibilities to Cache' Connections!
On another note, Linda and I have been reflecting on Jesus' sacrifice as the Easter weekend approaches. It is truly unfathomable how someone would give up their life for people who betrayed and hurt him. So, here's a little quote from Charles Stanley that sums up our thoughts, "Jesus Christ sacrificed more than His life. He exchanged perfection for wickedness and holy union for separation. The Savior did this so we could be transformed into righteous men and women with an eternal future. No wonder all of heaven exalts Him (Rev. 5:11-14). We must do the same."
Give Him thanks!