"I am a man who will fight for your honor. I'll be the hero you're dreaming of.
We'll live forever knowing together that we did it all for the glory of love."
Glory of Love, Peter Cetera, 1986
Young girls often dream of the same thing. Prince Charming, or their knight in shining armor, riding in on a white horse to save the day. A hero! Someone to love us and fight for us and save us. The thing, real life isn't a fairy tale. And those fairy tales fill us with unrealistic expectations of what a relationship is.
Psalm 146:3 says "Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save you." We shouldn't be waiting for Prince Charming. He is a mere mortal man! He cannot save us. But there is a man who can, who will, and who did: Jesus.
Jesus came in all his glory, he came for the Glory of love! John 3:16 says, "for God so LOVED the world..." (emphasis mine). God loves us so much that he sent Jesus to die on the cross to pay the price for our sin. To be our hero. He did it all for love!
Instead of Peter Cetera, it would make more sense for Jesus to be the one singing, "I am a man who will fight for your honor. I'll be the hero you're dreaming of. We'll live forever knowing together that we did it all for the glory of love." Jesus died for our honor, so that we could be found honorable, holy and blemish free in the sight of God, so that we could live forever, knowing together, that HE did it all for the glory of love.
1. Do you look for other people to "save" you, or do you look to the One who can & did save you?
2. Do unrealistic expectations in your earthly relationships cause conflict, that could be avoided by putting your faith in God, not mankind?
3. Jesus died for your honor. Be honorable for His name sake. Love one another as God loves us.
Dear Lord, thank you for coming to earth and becoming a man. A man who would die for my honor, to create righteousness for me in place of my sin. You did it for love, just because you loved me. I didn't deserve it, and I still don't, but I thank and praise your glorious name that you are the hero I've been dreaming of. Thank you for the gift of eternal life. In Jesus name, amen.
Read John 13:31-34 to read about the glory of love.