Instead, he was respectful. He was a gentleman that didn’t play games. He committed to one person and didn’t want to waste his time with meaningless relationships.
I know Mark and I were placed together by God’s hand. He wasn’t my usual type. He wasn’t the star athlete (although he is athletic… he just didn’t care for sports much in high school). He wasn’t the bad boy ( I seemed to always gravitate towards them and try to fix them). He wasn’t the player (they are always such a challenge, right?).
Why did I deserve him? I’m not totally sure. I believe that God puts people together who work for the good of His kingdom. So when I say we have unconditional love… it’s because we aren’t the “perfect” match that people are always saying they are waiting for. We aren’t E-Harmony compatible.
We are, instead, God’s plan. And, that is way better than any online compatibility test. We have our disagreements and we are working on a huge learning curve- absolutely. My point is this… how can you have unconditional love for someone if you never have to look past their ugliness? If you are totally compatible, how do you grow in love?
We both have qualities that the other doesn’t prefer, but we learn to grow and love the person even in spite of them. We love even though they leave their clothes lying around. We love even though the perfect meal isn’t on the table. We love even though one of us snaps at the other. We know what real love is, because we married an imperfect person.
No one loves truer than Jesus. The Perfect loves the imperfect.